[Vwdiesel] Alternate use for spline tool set.

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Sat Aug 27 15:50:30 EDT 2005

At 11:47 AM 8/27/05 EDT, you wrote:
>When the one started to round, I quickly grabbed my spline 
>set and hammered the 12 pt 12mm spline into the allen head.  It took the bolt 
>out easy as pie.  I have used the same method for rounded intake manifold 
>bolts on the diesels (just not the 12mm on those).  Cheers.

Maybe the hammer shock driving the spline released the loctite.
I've heard this is how to get locked screws out.

When I remove C-shaft pulleys for a T-belt change, I give the pulley screws
a sharp whack before applying torque, and they come out every time. Before
this practice, I rounded many.


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