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Old 08-27-2008, 08:57 AM   #41
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Make sure you replace the bolt with the OEM replacement. Those Caliper bolts are not just regular bolts.
Yeah, I figured as much....thanks for the heads up. Gonna try making it up to Ellis Performance this evening to get it resolved. Thank goodness for friends in the automotive industry that have encountered these problems before.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:58 AM   #42
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What size hex (allen) wrench is supposed to fit it?
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:58 AM   #43
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I wanna say it was a 6 mm....

after I stripped it I tried using a standard hex by tapping it in, but was unsuccessful in that venture as well.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:59 AM   #44
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easy out man! those tools are great and you can get them at sears for a decent price. use it once and return it!!
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:15 AM   #45
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if it was a 6mm, try to tap a 7mm in there with a hammer. make sure u get it all the away to the bottom before u start turning. once you remove the bolt, u might not be able to get the bolt off of the allen.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:39 AM   #46
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This happens to me all the time at work. Ive always taken a larger allen wrench, and would grind the sides of it until it almost fits in the bolt. Then tap it in (semi-press fit), and break it loose.

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Old 08-27-2008, 11:01 AM   #47
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You could try to cut the head off,remove the caliper then unscrew whats left
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:04 AM   #48
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I'm gonna leave it to a pro so I don't screw it up any further. I'll report what method we used once it's out. Stay tuned.

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I'm gonna leave it to a pro so I don't screw it up any further. I'll report what method we used once it's out. Stay tuned.

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You could try to cut the head off,remove the caliper then unscrew whats left
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:20 AM   #51
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O' you can use a drill bit that is bigger than the head of the bolt then drill it till the head falls off too.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:21 AM   #52
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You could try to cut the head off,remove the caliper then unscrew whats left
If I do that, I risk hitting my caliper with the cut off wheel and what not, then when the caliper comes off I got nothing to grab the shank with besides vice grips....I think Tim is confident he can get this thing out in 2 minutes per our phone conversation
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Just so happens I saw a commercial for a counter-clockwise, drill bit mounted, extractor on TV last night. You just run it into the hole and it will grab on its own and extract the bolt. The commercial said it is available at Sears and Craftsman stores.
There is one at West and Jones road.
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get a torch an alligator vise grip and go at it, I had this happen to me once and it fixed it. Try jamming a flathead or another allen head except a size or two bigger in there also.Then just torque the outta it!
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:07 PM   #56
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soak in PB Blaster, find the next size torx bit that will fit and drive it in. Or, drop by the house and borrow my extractors...

For future reference, stainless bolts into aluminum threads will gall and cause this, always use a dab of neversieze on the threads.
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