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Old 06-16-2015, 07:50 PM   #1
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Stripped Pan Head Screw - Cylinder #6

Hi All,

I have been dealing for 2 days with a Stripped screw, I was doing the tune up on my Porsche Boxster 2002 with 100,920 miles and I found on the Cylinder #6 the top screw that I can't get it out so I put my cellular to view as a pic or video why it wont release or unscrew and I found that the pan head screw was totally stripped..... I'm very frustrated because I have been trying everything I can, right now I'm waiting for some tools to try.

If you have the same problem PLEASE let me know how did you solve it or how did you fix it.

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Old 06-16-2015, 11:11 PM   #2
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If that is a coil - then that should be a torx screw!
Sometimes an allen wrench will undo a stripped torx screw.
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:44 PM   #3
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Drill the head off, pull the coil off and then there should be no pressure on the screw to come out with your mole grips.
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:29 AM   #4
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Cut a slot into with a Dremel and use a regular screwdriver turned with vice grips.
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If that is a coil - then that should be a torx screw!
Sometimes an allen wrench will undo a stripped torx screw.
It should be an Allen/hex, not Torx.

An Irwin (or equivalent) bolt extractor should also work for that. Then replace the bolt when reinstalling the coil.
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:28 AM   #6
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Looks like you have decent contact on there with the vice grips... How torqued down are those screws? If you can get a 1/4 of a turn on there and break the tension, rinse and repeat that step one or two more times, you might be able to then simply back it out by hand. I had a similar situation with a cam-shaft position sensor on my BMW a few years back and the aforementioned process did the trick.

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Hello gomjo, what works for me most times in this situation is a hammer and a good centre punch. Pop a nice indent on the crown then angle the punch and gently tap with the hammer. This will only work of course if you can get in there to do this.
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I've used probably all of the methods here at some point in my life.

I had to use an extractor to get out one of my lifter carrier bolts (which is also a socket head cap screw) and it worked well. It's not perfect and you need to get a really good bite on your first try or you'll just chew more metal.

If you're on a road trip you don't have an extractor. So...

Jamesp method of using a dremel to put a slot in it will work every time if you can get access with the dremel. In the case of my lifter carrier I likely would have nicked the carrier and that's not a place one accepts collateral damage.

One of my all time sure fire methods to remove a fastener which is FUBAR is the one suggested by derfo. A good punch and a hammer will remove any bolt, any size, anywhere. I learned of the trick 30 years ago in the VW manual for the complete idiot and it flat out works.

A surprising number of times the fastener will still be useable (if you're in a jam. I'm not suggesting an OCD Porsche^tm owner ever reuse a fastener. Strictly mad max here). Like the dremel method, getting a good angle on things.
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:46 PM   #9
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I've used probably all of the methods here at some point in my life.
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most likely you will not have room for the chisel and hammer trick, therefore I would try the dremmel approach...
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Stripped Pan Head Screw - Cylinder #6

Hi All,

wow, I want to thank you all of you for all your good ideas, I'm waiting for a box of tools called Irwin Industrial Tool 53227 Hex Head Multi-Spline Extractor Set, 25-Piece if this doesn't work my plan B will be as suggested to go with the Dremel.....

I'll keep you all posted.....and thanks again.
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Stripped Pan Head Screw - Cylinder #6

Thank you all for the good ideas, today I'm waiting for Irwin Industrial Tool 53227 Hex Head Multi-Spline Extractor Set, 25-Piece that I bought from Amazon if this doesn't work I think I'll go for the Dremel.....
I'll keep you all posted on my results.....Thanks again....
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which grip recommended for head screws boxster 986
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Buy a cheap torx bit of the right size and DRIVE it into the head of the bolt like a nail. It will grip the rounded out hex and allow you to remove the bolt.
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