How To Remove Rounded Out Allen Bolts.
This rotor is
badly warped, the X marks the bad spot. With 1/2 hour to go before the
race, 5 of the allen bolts came out o.k., but the last one started to
Once these soft
bolts get rounded there's no easy way to get them out...
It's a scary situation.
trick is to know when to use this trick....
to use a center punch to tighten up the fit between the allen wrench and
Here the punch marks have pushed the flats of the bolt inward so that the wrench has no extra play.
Once the allen key
fits tightly, 2 people are necessary. One to hit the punch in a counter
clockwise (loosen) direction, while the other turns the allen key.
Disaster Averted ~
re-use the bolt !
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