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Next to impossible! Aggravated to no end! Bending allen wrenches. Rounding out allen. Corrosion, Loctite whatever.

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What's the trick? Heat?
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I would guess some heat and an impact wrench.
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I had to grind a slot in all,of mine for a flat head , then heat and a hand held impact and wacked it with a 2 pound sledge hammer,, pain in the azzz,,,
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I had to grind a slot in all,of mine for a flat head , then heat and a hand held impact and wacked it with a 2 pound sledge hammer,, pain in the azzz,,,
You can say that again! It's not 2 or 3 it's all of them!

Thanks for the tip on grinding a slot for a flat head. I'll probably do that since the allen holes are all rounding. Glad I have new disc. I suppose new hardware, stainless allens would be in order.
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heat,a socket with an allen bit and an impact gun.if the allen holes are rounding a slot won't be better.
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a deep slot will ,,but u do get into the rotor,, and if u don,t have no other choice, and new rotors, what u gonna do,,,
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If the allen holes are rounding (sounds like it) AND you have access to a TIG machine, you might consider sacrificing some allen bits:
  • using your TIG, tack an allen bit to the bolt(s) in a couple of places
  • get some heat in there
  • use a socket & impact on the allen bit
But I would like to see a pic of exactly what you're working worth before I'd recommend doing the above. aka I suspect it's doable but I'd want to ensure one can get in there with a TIG torch without doing any other damage.
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High heat, oxy/acet or acet plumbers
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very good answer doc,,, but I don,t weld,, it makes sense,, ty,, never thought about it,,,
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