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seized engine mounting bolts :(

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Guys,

I steamed through stripping the DR-Z down today, and only came unstuck on the 14 and 12mm engine mounting bolts.

I've got maybe 2 or 3 of them out, but the rest seem stuck fast! I've started to round off a couple of nuts in the process and it seems like I'm having to put WAY too much force on my ratchet to undo them.

I've soaked them all in 3-in-1 penetrating spray and will leave them all overnight now.

Has anyone else had similar issues?

Am I going to have to get an angle grinder on the nuts or bolt heads?

Will a blow torch help my situation?

Cheers,

Con

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i don't think the PO did anything to the bike at all in terms of maintenance from what i've seen of it!

I'll leave them soaking and if needs be I'll grind the nuts with an angle grinder

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have you tried an impact? Might be easier in the end to stop by a shop and have them use an impact, if you have a truck handy. Should be free or cheap to just buzz them off, then you could grind them as a last resort.

Good luck!

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I tried it with a 6 point but its the smaller drive and ratchet is puny.

I'll see if I can get a 3/8" drive 12 and 14mm 6 point tomorrow.

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4 lb lump hammer + impact socket + impact driver = problem solved :thumbsup: even the badly rounded one came good once i hammered a socket onto it.

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