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03-09-2008 07:25 PM  10 years agoPost 1
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This sux. I just put a brand new pinion on my Tango motor for my Logo 500 3D. I set the position of the pinion and tightend it down. I was going to try one other thing, and decided to losen the set screw with the motor mounted (this was where I made the mistake I think). The alen wrench was at an angle and the screw stripped. I did not try much, but when I removed the motor, I was unable to get a bite of the screw any more (bs screws). The good news (I think) is that I put thread lock on it and it should hold fine. However, this is for my 5s setup and I will probably one day go 6s and I also may want to change pinion sized to test. How the heck do I get this off now? (or in the future). I tried so hard before the thread lock cured, but no good. Looking for advice on what I need to do to get this pinion off.

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03-09-2008 07:32 PM  10 years agoPost 2
MrMel

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Heat the setscrew with a torch/lighter, it will loose the loctite.

If thats not enough , jam in a flat screwdriver that is a little too large.

If that dont work, use a hexdriver with CA on and put it in and let it cure.

Thats at least how I do it.

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03-09-2008 07:38 PM  10 years agoPost 3
JEEPWORLD2002

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or get a set of grab its or sears has reverse dril bits and some screw extractors.

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03-09-2008 08:41 PM  10 years agoPost 4
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Ok, I like that idea, thank you. I was unable to get it out before the loctite cured, so now I will need to heat it and try jamming something in there. I also read of someone jamming in one of the "star" heads. I think there is hope. lol. Thanks.

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03-09-2008 09:23 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Klinger

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Occassionaly i've found and odd sized imperial key will fit after its been slightly rounded. Definetly get some heat into it to soften it up. I like the ca idea mel, never tried that!

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03-09-2008 09:26 PM  10 years agoPost 6
JohnR

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Dallas

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If you heat the pinion to get it off, which is what I usually have to do, the heat may destroy the bonding of the pinion halves. In this case replace the pinion soon, they will seperate. I just split a mod .5 a few weeks ago.

John

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03-10-2008 02:16 PM  10 years agoPost 7
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Thanks for letting me know about the heat. This pinion is brand new, so I will just leave all alone until I switch to 6s down the road and which time I will have to replace the pinion anyway. Thanks for all the help everyone.

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03-10-2008 03:06 PM  10 years agoPost 8
Eco8gator

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Id find one of those hardened steel drivers and try that. Its amazing what you can remove using a good driver when most will just slip.

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