How to remove seized reservoir screws


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How to remove seized reservoir screws

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Today we have a video showing a really innovative and simple way of removing seized fasteners on brake and clutch reservoirs:



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Scott thanks for the video you have some really great tips in there. This seems to be a large problem because people really crank these screws down and I want to say the torque on these are supposed to be around 7 lbs. Plus the fact even though they have the correct screwdriver in their toolkit they try to get them out with a philips not knowing the difference. And then throw in that they install them and not always cleaning them and the reservoir off and having some brake fluid on the threads causing corrosion.
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I'm in agreement with almost all of the vid. What I question is the premise that the rubber seal will compress and ease screw removal when a clamp is used. The seal is on the inside of the metal housing and cover. When the screws are tightened the "cover" compresses the seal until the cover contacts the "housing". Metal against metal. The clamp may compress the cover and ease screw removal but there is no way the rubber seal has anything to do with this. jmho. And not very important in the long run.
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Another way that i use is drill the head of the screw out.
The lid lifts off, leaving you have a nice sized piece of metal.
You can grab with vice grips to remove if need be.
But they often times come out easily with just your fingers.
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The 'Vessel' company you refer to also makes two, heavier duty barrel-type impact driver; model #250001 and model #240001. These drivers come with 4 bit sizes. Good Rides
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I've tried to get on the Vessel tool usa site and keep getting

TypeError [ Error ]:
get_class(): Argument #1 ($object) must be of type object, null given.

Are they still around?
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Quintin wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:53 am I've tried to get on the Vessel tool usa site and keep getting

TypeError [ Error ]:
get_class(): Argument #1 ($object) must be of type object, null given.

Are they still around?
Looks like their web site is currently down. They are definitely still around, they are a fairly large manufacturer. You can get virtually all of their tools on Amazon
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Thanks for the great video Scott. I currently have an impact driver like the one you showed which is good for removing the automotive brake disc screws, as a matter of fact that's the reason I ended up buying it. Anyway, Cyclemax sells a JIS bit set (https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/jis_cr ... ips/283408); could I just get the bits and use them in my existing impact driver?
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am3098 wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:59 am Thanks for the great video Scott. I currently have an impact driver like the one you showed which is good for removing the automotive brake disc screws, as a matter of fact that's the reason I ended up buying it. Anyway, Cyclemax sells a JIS bit set (https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/jis_cr ... ips/283408); could I just get the bits and use them in my existing impact driver?
I don't see why not!
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Another tool that works great for seized fasteners is the Shake N Break. It is especially good for places where you can't use the standard hammer type impact tool. Like parts screwed to sheet metal such as door hinges, window regulators and locks. The hammer type would just bend the sheet metal. There are a few variations and knockoffs of the basic design.



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triwing wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:46 am Another way that i use is drill the head of the screw out.
The lid lifts off, leaving you have a nice sized piece of metal.
You can grab with vice grips to remove if need be.
But they often times come out easily with just your fingers.
This is what I do. Simple and works every time.


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