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Old 08-25-2010, 01:53 AM
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New Carb set

Picked up a new carb set off another XJ1100 82 and well...

The screws on the top of the carbs, not a one of them will loosen I've already actually almost stripped one of them but man.. I've about broke my hand trying to twist these buggers off.

Impact drivers I'm told are the best option, is this true? just want to make sure before I buy the nice set I was thinking (For future use of course in mind)

Let me know mates.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:56 AM
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Try some pb blaster let em soak a while. I use my cordless drill that has a clutch on it and that usually works the bit is a medium one
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:17 AM
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Picked up a new carb set off another XJ1100 82 and well...

The screws on the top of the carbs, not a one of them will loosen I've already actually almost stripped one of them but man.. I've about broke my hand trying to twist these buggers off.

Impact drivers I'm told are the best option, is this true? just want to make sure before I buy the nice set I was thinking (For future use of course in mind)

Let me know mates.
Oil soak cant hurt, you can get a cheap impact driver at many places, use good bits and mount the carbs solid, vice with rags to keep level impact. Tap strait and solid taps till they come lose. A 1/4" air impact would be best under low air presure, but the manual one will work, take your time and break them lose slowly I would replace them with stainless steal alen head screws JIMHO
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:14 AM
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Drill

I had the same problem whit a few of the screws on my cabs, I decided to use a drill to get them out, used a drill that was smaller than the screws diameter, it worked.

Used a tap to “clean out the tread” afterward, and then replaced all the screws whit stainless, it looks great to :O)
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:21 AM
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When they are that tight I use long nose vice grips like these

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CCgQ8wIwAQ#
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:00 AM
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When they are that tight I use long nose vice grips like these

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CCgQ8wIwAQ#
Good tip ... I use the long nose vice grips here in my shop on a regular basis & it's a 9/10 chance it'll work everytime. Just get a good bite and it'll pop loose.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:25 AM
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The screws on the top of the carbs, not a one of them will loosen I've already actually almost stripped one of them but man.. I've about broke my hand trying to twist these buggers off.
Another good method is to put a #2 Phillips driver bit into a 1/4" socket with a 3" extension and a ratchet. This provides much more torque and downward pressure than a Phillips screwdriver. For really stubborn screws, this method in combination with a vise grips simultaneously will usually work. Metric Allen head screws make a good replacement.
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