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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Any tips please? I don't have the correct tool with the lugs to fit the back of the bolt. Nor do I have a screwdriver that's big enough or a drill to break it out

Cheers sean


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Location: Near a tree, by a river in a hole in the ground....
Mole grips if they are not flush fit...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:37 pm 
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the proper tool is pennies. . . Just search the bay


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:46 pm 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
the proper tool is pennies. . . Just search the bay



i agree......the ease of completing a job well with the right kit, and the knowledge its there for the 'next time' is remembered long after the cost is forgotten...... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:08 am 
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I think I used a washer or small coin in the mole grips once to remove some.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:19 am 
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Project has the tool Sean.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:45 am 
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Buy the proper tool, look on it as an investment for the future.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:25 pm 
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cce wrote:
Project has the tool Sean.
I know. Was gonna bring the crankset in the other night but that meant taking it round my mates. Got one from ebay for 3.65 anyway

Sean


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:59 pm 
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if it is seazed then lube it up, allenkey in the hole to hold it still, smaller screwdriver and tap it around d with a hammer. I often find the 'tool' is not so good when they are seized and I have the screwdriver and angled versions.

... then get the dremel and drill out.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:07 pm 
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penetrating flud to hopefully unseize the bolts but generally what happens is that the bolts psins instead of unscrewing .... so put in an allen key or torx, depending on the head type and give it a bash with a mallet - the sudden force can udually break the stiction.


if the fails, I made my own tool by filing out a 2 pring slot to engage in the rear of the bolt from a piece of thin steel - it did the job but got bent in the process since it was not hardened.

a cheap flat blade screwdriver filed or gount to shape should do the job.


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