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Old 09-15-2016, 10:58 AM   #15
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I have done mine every time I service the gen set and have never had anything come out.

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Also if you are trying to remove it use a 6point socket so you don't round it off.

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Old 09-15-2016, 11:05 AM   #17
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If you can get a fairly large diameter punch directly centered on the bolt and give it a very sharp, direct rap with a hammer, it might help. I've done this a number of times with success on frozen bolts. Of course I use the penetrating oil soak first.
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:06 PM   #18
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Well I finally got the bolt off today, I had been soaking it with SeaFoam Penetrating lubricant for the past 5 days.
I had rounded off the head slightly trying to use a 12 point socket initially so I ended up having to buy and use a Grip Tite Socket. It was still a little tough to remove.

I took it out and cleaned it, ran the gennie for 5 minutes with it removed and no there was hardly any carbon in it.

Anyhow put it back together with a good dose of antiseize. So hopefully next time will be no big deal.

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