Stripped generator cover hole cap


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mytown
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Stripped generator cover hole cap

Postby mytown » Sat May 11, 2013 7:11 pm




Not too good after a socket, a box, an open end wrench and two different vice grips. Any suggestions as to how to loosen the cap appreciated. It is 17mm, right?



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Re: Stripped generator cover hole cap

Postby trashtruck » Sat May 11, 2013 7:42 pm

since it's stripped and your going to replace it, right? i suggest lots of penetrating oil and possibly a pipe wrench. not pretty but will definately remove it.
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Re: Stripped generator cover hole cap

Postby mytown » Sat May 11, 2013 7:59 pm

trashtruck wrote:since it's stripped and your going to replace it, right? i suggest lots of penetrating oil and possibly a pipe wrench. not pretty but will definately remove it.

Definitely will replace it, am going for some penetrating oil now. It's a tight space, but I can get a grip and a quarter turn or so.

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Re: Stripped generator cover hole cap

Postby mytown » Sun May 12, 2013 8:45 pm

Got it.
Everything I tried just chewed up the aluminum. I finally hit the cap on its edge with a chisel in order to create a notch, then used a screw driver. That broke a piece off. I tried that again and then went back to a vice grip and it turned easily:





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