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#1 Cat385B ONLINE  

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Posted April 27, 2014 - 03:23 PM

I need the name and address of the person who thought it was a good idea to use Philips head screws to hold on brake rotors. Doesn't need to be right away, my work car isn't drive able quite yet.image.jpg
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Posted April 27, 2014 - 03:35 PM

That is quite common. Best way to get those out is to use an impact driver like this.

http://www.sears.com.../p-00947641000P

Best of luck.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 03:43 PM

Can I ride along, Cat, when you go to see him?  I'd be more than happy to help you.

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 03:51 PM

Those impact drivers have saved my day a few times,some times they chew up the head but they for sure help get em out..Then you have the pleasure of going to the dealer to get a replacement screw because it will be some oddball size and paying 10 times what it's worth.

If you and Ben find him,I would like to hitch a ride with you and warm up my impact driver on his teeth


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 03:53 PM

If that is a BMW there is a fix out for that.



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Posted April 27, 2014 - 04:19 PM

    You can complain all you want but leave those screws out and see what happens!!!  The screws hold the rotor in place so you can put the wheel on without to much trouble.  The ones on the wifes vw were drilled out and ruined when I got the car so I left them out, figured why do I need them,  now every tiem I change the wheel I have to fight to get the lugs lined up.

  I to would like to see it when you find that guy,


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:00 PM

Cat, you can get counter sunk hex head cap screws to replace those if you can get them out, Fastenal will have them or can get them for you. Good Luck. And I have a running list of Engineers who I hope to meet some day to have a GOOD talk with.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:11 PM

If that is a BMW there is a fix out for that.

 

 

:bigrofl:

 

I'll give ya a hint: It's my car.

 

BMW.....................

 

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Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:14 PM

3 down, one to go. We lost power for about an hour and a half. Just got back on. Very rare to lose power around here.

 

(if we lose power, we have to light candles and play board games with the kids. It's a rule)


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 06:36 PM

(if we lose power, we have to light candles and play board games with the kids. It's a rule)

 

I'm sorry to hear you lost again in Candyland.  I would have thought you would do better than that!

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 07:27 PM

 

    You can complain all you want but leave those screws out and see what happens!!!  The screws hold the rotor in place so you can put the wheel on without to much trouble.  The ones on the wifes vw were drilled out and ruined when I got the car so I left them out, figured why do I need them,  now every tiem I change the wheel I have to fight to get the lugs lined up.

  I to would like to see it when you find that guy,

Having a VW is the first problem. Most cars have studs that take nuts and the screw out of the rotor doesn't cause a problem. I'd like to kick the guy at VW that thought you should have to line up holes for bolts. An air chisel along the side of the screw has worked after the head is messed up.



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Posted April 27, 2014 - 07:32 PM

Back together and drives fine. Total waste of time. The old pads still have 9/32" left. The rotors were plenty grooved up, but that's just to match the pads. Coulda got another 10-15,000 miles out of them. They were the original ones to the car, though. 110,000 miles. The car is a stick, hence the longer life. My truck needs front pads also, it has 82,000 on it.

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Think it's safe to take the snow tires off yet?

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Posted April 27, 2014 - 08:32 PM

   I wouldn't, that is kind of like taking the snow blower of the tractor it is just asking for a blizzard the next afternoon!!!!LOL.   dougt I swear by vw's, I have been driving them for years and love them, even the silly things like the lug bolt's.  I just got the wife an 05 golf for $1200 , it has 160,000 on the meter and I plan on  her getting another 100,000 on I before it dies.  I always go for the 2.0 5 sp cars, there is no other way.

   I also have here a vw kit car in various bits and pieces, it is a fiberfab gt12 that I am going to put on a super beetle chassis sooner or later.



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Posted April 27, 2014 - 08:56 PM

I despise those stupid screws. If you find that guy we can form a lynch mob.


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