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    Default How remove stripped hex screw.

    I have a stripped hex screw that holds my pinion on. Ive tried everything but I cant seem to get it off.
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    Gold Level BYT Member Mitchell's Avatar
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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    I've had that problem before. If you have a LHS they can help with that, or if you want to risk it, drill it out. I hate those 1.5mm screws.........
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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    Sometimes heating the screw up with a soldering iron will bust the locktite and make it easier to extract. I've had mixed success with this. : \

    Sometimes you gotta just leave it to good ol' brute strength to get it out too, no LHS here and we've had to get a couple stripped or sheared off screws out. We had a left handed bit, but that broke too.

    Best of luck to you with that hex screw.

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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    Haha sounds like fun, I guess ill have to grab the pliers and rip this sucker off. What gearing is good for a slash running on 3s 4000 mah and 2s 5000 mah? Thanks.
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    Gold Level BYT Member Mitchell's Avatar
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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    What type of terrain do you run on?
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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    Bust out the dremel with a cut-off wheel. Cut a slit on the head and then use a flat head screwdriver to take it out.
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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    Quote Originally Posted by 28offroader View Post
    Bust out the dremel with a cut-off wheel. Cut a slit on the head and then use a flat head screwdriver to take it out.
    I would have suggested that except for it's down in the pinion, not a screw on the surface.
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    Yep, Its gonna be tough getting this off. Im mostly in grass/dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamc141 View Post
    Yep, Its gonna be tough getting this off. Im mostly in grass/dirt.
    If it's mostly grass/dirt I'd say a 17-20t would be great. A 17t woud be ideal if you do lots of heavy grass and steep hills, ect.
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    Thanks.
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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    Any time bro!
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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    Use a soldering iron to heat up the surround pinion (not the set screw) for about 1 minute. Try finding a small screwdriver or other allen that can get somewhat better grip on the set screw to turn it out. If this doesn't work try a reverse drill bit!

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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    I keep a set of these in my kit, Designed for removing strippped screws and can be picked up at most hardware stores. The smallest one might be able to remove the pinion set screw?

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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    What size spur gear should I run with a 19t pinion?
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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    Did you have any luck with this?

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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    I have a 19t on there right now so I am going to leave it.
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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    Well I got another stripped screw, This time its one of those buttonhead screws holding the bulkhead onto the chassis :/. Guess ima get a dremel and try to get that puppy out. My luck eh?
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    Default Re: How remove stripped hex screw.

    I had to remove some stripped hexes last night, where a fresh allen key wouldnt grip a torx driver got it out no worries, worth a try, a T8 fits a 2mm hex

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