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09-08-2015 11:44 PM  33 months agoPost 1
fla heli boy

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cape coral, florida

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I got my brother a used 550 DFC and he's wanting to swap out the dampeners with some Truebloods.
His spindle bolts are not breaking loose.
What's the solution??? Just wondering if there's something less intrusive than him hitting it with a torch.
I've got a 550 DFC as well, but I've never had this issue.

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09-09-2015 12:07 AM  33 months agoPost 2
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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You should be able to get them apart with 2 hex head keys. Maybe the person that assembled it used red Loctite!

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09-09-2015 12:10 AM  33 months agoPost 3
don s

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Chesapeake, VA

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Heat gun or soldering iron.

E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.

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09-09-2015 12:23 AM  33 months agoPost 4
revolver

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West Bend WI.

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Just went through the same thing on my 450, used a soldering iron on the bolt head worked great.

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09-09-2015 12:53 AM  33 months agoPost 5
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Someone used red Loctite where it didn't need to be used.

Heat is your friend. You may not need a torch, as others have suggested, but you're going to need heat. I hope it's not too late to where you've managed to round out the socket-heads in the spindle bolts.

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09-09-2015 12:01 PM  33 months agoPost 6
fla heli boy

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FOR SURE IT WAS OVER OR RED LOCKTIGHTED. The machine is immaculate (I bought it used and sold it to him). I know heat would break it loose (I used to wrench my own MX race bikes) but I didn't want him hitting it with a torch.....
I'll let him know to heat it with the soldering iron. Dad has a monster heat gun, so he can always head over there if the iron doesn't work.
Luckily he managed NOT to strip the bolt heads...yet.

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09-09-2015 01:27 PM  33 months agoPost 7
ICUR1-2

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I used the red stuff

thanks 4 the heads up

spending time, paying attention

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09-09-2015 01:52 PM  33 months agoPost 8
fla heli boy

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big no-no. Red isn't permanent, but it can be pretty close. Almost always takes heat to break it.

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