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Alternator cover screw removal 7 Months ago  
OK so I'm trying to remove the screws on the back of the alternator cover to replace the small insert on the front and can't get them off to save my life. These are the small Phillips screws. So I have tried PB soaking them and an impact screwdriver and they don't budge. Anyone have any other suggestions?
 
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Re:Alternator cover screw removal 7 Months ago  
A little heat from a gas torch may help. Are you sure those are Phillips? They may be those special Jap screws that look like Phillips. Can't think of the correct name of it, but if you have a stock tool kit, there's one in there.


 
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Re:Alternator cover screw removal 7 Months ago  
Yeah they are just Philips screws. They are the ones that hold the alternator cover in place. I am putting on a different cover and cannot get them loose. Did this one the other bike no problem but this one seems like they are locktited on or somwthing.
 
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Re:Alternator cover screw removal 7 Months ago  
FPB is referring to JIS screws. Look like phillips, but the internal angles are different. Easy to strip because of that.
 
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Re:Alternator cover screw removal 7 Months ago  
There is a home brew penetrating oil i have heard about that works great. Its trans fluid and i think the other is kerosene mixed together.

I know its a screw head but sometimes a strike from a hammer will shock the threads enough to break there grip enough to remove the bolt as well.
 
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Re:Alternator cover screw removal 7 Months ago  
It's half & half ATF and Acetone.
 
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Re:Alternator cover screw removal 7 Months ago  
Lifeguard the things that usually work for me I do in this order is hammer shock first, then penetrating oil, wait a while, then heat if needed, and if that don't work I try to get on the head with some vise grips and clamp down on the head hard as hell. good luck

I forgot one more thing. try taking a chisel with a good sharp edge and angle it across the side of the head in the direction to loosen the head, smack it to get the chisel to bite first. I've gotten many stubborn screws and bolts loose this way when nothing else worked.
 
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Re:Alternator cover screw removal 7 Months ago  
Still no luck with using penetrating oil and sitting to soak and impact screwdriver. So tonight it will be heat and see what that does.
 
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Re:Alternator cover screw removal 7 Months ago  
Lifeguard wrote:
Still no luck with using penetrating oil and sitting to soak and impact screwdriver. So tonight it will be heat and see what that does.

Ok Lifeguard, if that don't work maybe try the vise grips or chisel technique I mentioned above. It marks up the head good but at least they're out. good luck!
 
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