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Old 08-14-2003, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default help I rounded off a screw

i got a turbo XS turbo controller. the screw in the center that is supost to controll the boost can some one help me to get it out.
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Old 08-16-2003, 12:31 AM   #2
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I think your SCREWED

sorry man, good luck fixing it
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Old 08-17-2003, 06:49 PM   #3
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If the screw is something on like a permanent, non-removable screw (like a thumb screw), then you sir, are screwed. However, if it is not, take a small drill pit (like 3/16) and screw directly into the screw head. This will usually either

1. Drill directly into the screw.
Then, just take the bit out of the drill chuck and use some plyers or whatnot to turn the bit in counterclockwise to back it out.

2. Break the screw head off.
If this happens, just take a small nail and start tapping the screw counterclockwise. It should back out easily. Once teh head has broken off, there is usually little tension holding it in.

Craftsman has a whole toolkit for rounded off/broken screws.


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Old 08-18-2003, 04:27 PM   #4
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Screw extractors have worked for me in the past. They are a left hand threaded bit that bites into the screw while attempting to unscrew it. They can be had for a couple bucks down at a hardware store. If the head of the screw is not countersunk, I have also found that a good set of vicegrip pliars will bite onto the screw and allow you to extract it without a screw driver.

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