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Old 23-01-2007
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Got my hands on a second hand B4 and gear which all looks well and I can't wait to start racing again.

However, one small if annoying problem.

The front wheels appear to be held on by allen key type screws. Unfortunatley the heads of the screws are somewhat damaged which is preventing the allen key from griping enough to undo the screw. So I can't get the screws out / wheels off.

Does anyone have any ingenious suggestions to get these damn things off without doing too much damage. Any help would greatly appeciated.

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take a dremmel and a thin cutting disk grind a small line in and un do it with a screw driver
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You do know you need an imperial allan key don't you?

Are you going to York on Saturday night then?

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if all else fails u can norm grip them with a small pair of side cutters, enough to undo them anyway.
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You do know you need an imperial allan key don't you?

Are you going to York on Saturday night then?

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it is the right allan key even i'm not that stupid


York? Isn't that a championship 4wd night? Was planning to go to Batley.
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take a dremmel and a thin cutting disk grind a small line in and un do it with a screw driver

I like the idea (if I had a dremmel).

Ingenious though !! Cheers.
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it is the right allan key even i'm not that stupid


York? Isn't that a championship 4wd night? Was planning to go to Batley.
We still race 2wd on a 4wd championship night. If I go I willbe running my new 2wd, need to tune the set-up a little...... anyone seen any steering?

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You need a decent 1/16th hex driver. If the screw is really knackered then the only way is to cut a groove in it likes someone else suggested.
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We still race 2wd on a 4wd championship night. If I go I willbe running my new 2wd, need to tune the set-up a little...... anyone seen any steering?

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Told ya

Get a proper wrench, or find some one with a dremel to do the job for you.

Getting a full good set of hex wrenches (AE, Losi, Hudy, Team Magic etc)makes maintaining cars a hundred times easier, and they will last a very long time due to the quality of the heads.
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I have had this problem myself, I just drill the head of the screw with a 3 or 4mm bit untill the head breaks free. Then you can remove the wheel and a pair of pliers will remove the rest of the screw easily as once the wheel is off there is no tension on it.
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I have had this problem myself, I just drill the head of the screw with a 3 or 4mm bit untill the head breaks free. Then you can remove the wheel and a pair of pliers will remove the rest of the screw easily as once the wheel is off there is no tension on it.
I was thinking of drilling it, sounds like another good idea unless I can lay my hands on a dremmel.
As does getting some decent tools

cheers folks
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took me a year or so before getting some decent tools, i'm yet to replace them and ive been racing a good 7 years
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