[Vwdiesel] Stripped Bolts
Kenneth E. Oldrid
koldrid at uvm.edu
Tue Feb 3 09:53:18 EST 2004
I had this issue six months back. I beleive I was able to get vice grips on the
outer edge of the allen bolts? It is imperative that we clean every last bit
from those bolts before removal. But, sometimes it just aint good enough!
> Hey Guys,
> I have just had the unhappy experience of stripping the starz splines out of
> two of the six bolts holding the drive shaft to differential. I used a
> special wrench with the correct 6MM starz head. Four of the six came free
> with lots of torque but the other two just gave way. The wrench was inserted
> to bottom in all of the bolts. I liked to never got the bolts out. Has
> anyone else had this experience? If so, how did you get the bolts out? Next
> time I will get rigged up with an impact wrench.
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