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    hi all

    went to do my thermostat today to find that one of the torq bolts that hold plenum on has a fubared head some gorilla must have been there before me has any one any tips so i can get the bolt out ???
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    Hammer a smaller one on.

    On a normal socket. And then buy a new bolt for re fitting

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    errmm i meant a torq screw not bolt sorry

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    anybody??? getting desperate here vec bits all over the place

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    Use a Dremel to cut a slot in the head and use a screwdriver to remove it.

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    Aahh ok, am not sure if you can get it in a motor factors or not. But search for screw grab its pretty good stuff.

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    Could try this sort of thing http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IRWIN-5PC-...#ht_3239wt_952 I believe halfords do something similar for wheel nuts.

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    thanks for the replies but they are round head torq screws which access is down a 3" plastic tube !!!

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    Search screw grab on YouTube an you'll see how good it is

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    can you not gently tap a slightly larger torx or even hexx/allen key into it?..im thinking of the ones that come in 'security' sets or as accessorries with socket sets etc..

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