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Old 01-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #8
farmrjohn OP
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Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately there is not room to use a socket. A socket/impact wrench would have been my first choice but there is not room with the design of the frame. I was using a box end wrench but as mentioned the hex heads are starting to round off. I'm hesitant to use a torch on the intake covers due to the proximity to the carbs. I'll try the PB Blaster/hammer technique before going to the more destructive methods. Getting the PB Blaster to stay on a mostly vertical face will be a bit of a challenge. It will be a pretty impressive set of vise-grips to grab the hex, and I'm also hesitant to drill a through hole which could leave metal shavings inside the cover while it's attached to the head. At least "spares" are available.
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