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help, tool broke

Post by somebody » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:22 am

i was using the duratrax toolset and the ball hex on the 2.5 broke off

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Post by hounddog » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:25 am

as in.. broke off in the screw?

If it HASNT.. then you can still use it.. And im sure them tips are replicable..

If it HAS broke off in the screw, then get a dremel make a slit and use a flat bladed screwdriver to get that sucker out.
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Post by somebody » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:28 am

it broke off in a heatsink bolt, it came right out but now i have two bolts loosened and two tight. it's a brand new engine i was in the process of tearing it down for inspection, now i don't have a 2.5 ball hex

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Post by hounddog » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:34 am

you dont need a ball hex?

flaten the end of the shaft, and use it as a normal driver.
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Post by somebody » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:39 am

it broke off in a heatsink bolt, it came right out but now i have two bolts loosened and two tight. it's a brand new engine i was in the process of tearing it down for inspection, now i don't have a 2.5 ball hex

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Post by hounddog » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:45 am

? why did you just copy and paste it?

You said the ball end fell out of the screw after it broke off, you dont NEED and ball end driver to undo a heat sink bolt.
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Post by somebody » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:39 pm

i don't know why it double posted.

the whole shaft isn't hexed only the ball tip that broke off

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Post by hounddog » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:05 pm

oh!

Do you not have any normal keys?

And the tips are probably replaceable.
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Post by somebody » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:18 pm

i emailed duratrax and theyre sending em a replacement.

the problem is effing hpi that use gobs of red threadlock. using regular tools without hardend tips strips out the bolts happened with my s 25. im glad that the tool broke and the bolt didnt strip otherwise i'd have a bigger problem on my hands.

btw i shouldve heated it more because the side i was mainly heating they came loose but he other side snapped the tool

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