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Old 01-10-2016, 07:18 AM   #1
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Striped maf torxs

Previous owner did me no favors by striping most of the MAF torxs head, I finished the process today while trying to remove the MAF. Searched the forum on how to get those buggars out and had no luck. Anyone w/experience removing them.

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As they are not overly tight, a small easy out should break them loose. Barring that, use a Dremel tool to cut a slot into them and use a screw driver.
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:00 AM   #3
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Do you need to bust the security post out before you try the easy out or go through it?
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Do you need to bust the security post out before you try the easy out or go through it?
You may need to grind it away to get the easy out to bite.
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:09 AM   #5
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Might small vice grips do the trick?
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Might small vice grips do the trick?
Yes, that is how I get them out... they are not too tight
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Might small vice grips do the trick?
That's what I used before getting the right tool to remove them.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:50 AM   #8
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If you get a paintbrush and paint a stripe on them, they're striped.

If you round out the bolt head, it's stripped.
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Maybe you could grab the head with a pair of cutters/dykes and remove it, I think.it is just threaded into plastic.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:58 PM   #10
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IKCHRIS,

Appreciate the spelling lesson, however, not very helpful in removing the torxs.
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Yea a slot wit a dremmel disk is the way to go
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Old 01-10-2016, 05:55 PM   #12
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If you get a paintbrush and paint a stripe on them, they're striped.

If you round out the bolt head, it's stripped.
Spelling does matter sometimes. I honestly read this thread to see why he had stripes on his MAF torx . Sounds like he got some good advice for removing them.
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:14 PM   #13
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good grief. This is starting to sound like the rennlist 996 forum, and that is not a good thing

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