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      Quote Originally Posted by jason1 View Post
      Is it stainless into Alloy? if so thats the problem
      Yeah, could be galled to buggery.
      Chop it, drill it, re-tap it & start again.

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      Tap a smaller multi hex socket over it so it is a tight fit, then use a ratchet to undo.

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      i've tried 2 ways for these fu*kers
      1. I use a small flat blade screwdriver to go on the side of the raised centre into the two recesses
      2. Took ages as torx bit didn't have the hole in the socket for the middle bit, I drilled one into it.

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      Use a cordless impact driver it will either come out or snap it off!


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      Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
      i've tried 2 ways for these fu*kers
      1. I use a small flat blade screwdriver to go on the side of the raised centre into the two recesses
      2. Took ages as torx bit didn't have the hole in the socket for the middle bit, I drilled one into it.
      If it is a true anti tamper torx bolt, (anti tamper is the style with the center pin), it will be hardened.

      Being hardened means it is hard but brittle.

      Get a center punch, aim it at the side of the center pin on about a 45 degree angle and a good quick hit on the punch with a hammer and the center pin snaps clean off.

      You will be surprised how easy it is to knock that center pin out using this method.

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      Tried an impact screwdriver?
      Supercheap & Bunnings has cheap versions of them.

      My old man (mechanic) used to spray WD40 on the bolt then bang it with the impact screwdriver. Only seen maybe 2 out of hundreds that he ended up having to drill out...

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      Or use a torx in a battery drill with the clutch setting so it rattles the life out of it. Can usually break it down.

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