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How to remove red loctite

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Old 11-25-2008
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How to remove red loctite

i was pulling apart my gears the other day and noticed that i can not pull my pinion off because in the ss kit it calls for the pro thread locker this was stupid on my part now because i cannot remove my pinion. is there any way i can get this of? i will be sure to pick up a loctite stick from team fast eddy and use that instead next time. now my pinion is rounded with red loctite


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heat it up some.
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blowtorch is probably going to be the only way, maybe hold a soldering iron to it.

in the future, loctite is not needed on the pinion bolt. syntrifical force will hold it in.

ALSO, make sure you have a good set of allens/hex drivers to break the bolt loose. the tools HPI give you are garbage and flex too much.

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thanks guys
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in the future, loctite is not needed on the pinion bolt. syntrifical force will hold it in.

It's a good idea to use some blue loctite on the pinion bolt.
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Red thread locker has a melting point of around 325-450 degrees F depending on who makes it.
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i was pulling apart my gears the other day and noticed that i can not pull my pinion off because in the ss kit it calls for the pro thread locker this was stupid on my part now because i cannot remove my pinion. is there any way i can get this of? i will be sure to pick up a loctite stick from team fast eddy and use that instead next time.
i had the same problem,i was changing my diff with a locker type and it seemed that who ever assembelled my diff emptied a bottle of the stuff onto the cap screws,wow i thought that was intelligent.....yep use a soldering iron and heat the cap screw fom the nut side until you cant touch it and back out the screw slowly until it releases its grip on the nut,and yes you shouldnt have to use the stuff to re install your pinion.
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soldering iron is what you use!
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try liquide wrench / find it at auto stores.
Oil? Heat is what is used.
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try liquide wrench / find it at auto stores.
Most threadlock is impervious to solvents.
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try liquide wrench / find it at auto stores.
Been there done that, doesnt work

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Most threadlock is impervious to solvents.
+1 Eddy thats for sure..



Heat is your best bet.. Just try not to strip those bolts
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Soldering Iron normally does the trick
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Ok now i really need help i have a rounded pinion bolt with red loctite how can i remove this mess i will be sure to never to use red loctite again
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I had this same problem you can try to use a dremel and notch the screw to make it a flat head and then use a flat head screw driver but I wouldnt even waste my time I tried that and well ended up breaking the entire head off. I had to go and buy some Easy Out's.. These are the ones I got Screw Out

These are also good a cheaper Grab It
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cry on it, maybe just maybe those tears of sadness may do the trick.


damn i hate stucked screws/bolts
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yea one of those "grab kits" should do it, but like i said earlier heat it up with a blow torch and invest in a really good set of allens/hex drivers.
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Personally, I wouldn't go slinging a torch near the Baja. I use a Milwaukee heat gun that goes to about 500 degrees. If you are dead set on using an open flame, get your E-Z out ready, (make sure your fuel tank is empty), and hold the Baja right side toward the ground. Light a butane lighter under the pinion bolt, holding the tip of the flame about an inch below the bolt. Let it heat for a few moments, then try the E-Z out or screwdriver if you've used a Dremel to make a slot.

Ohh, and if possible, invest in a nice set of metric Bondhus wrenches. I have both ball drive and T-handle and they are indispensable.
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obviously he should have the engine out before he takes a torch to it, i would think thats comon sense
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