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took the carburetor off of my yz250 and went to take the bowl off, but I just ended up completely stripping two of the screws, I tried cutting the head off of one but that just made it worse, anyone help me figure this one out?

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what did you change while you were in there

'stripped it down and took off the clutch cover' I assume you did more than just take off the clutch cover, or do you mean the clutch side crankcase?

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I've used needle-nose Vise-grips before. But if you've already cut the head off the screw, I doubt that the Vise-grips will work. You'll probably have to use an Eazy Out.

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A small sharp chisel,keep tapping it(light hammer) to make a slot then use a flatblade to unscew it. Most likley during the process of tapping it will start to spin loose.

Works everytime for me.

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I exchanged the phillips heads with allen to avoid problems. Once those OEM screws refuse to get loose I use some liquid wrench and vise grip pliers. Exchange them with allen and you have less problems. Don't over tight them as they are 4mm screws anyway.

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I'll echo what has already been said. Vise grips, real tight, in conjunction with the screwdriver to get it off. Replace them with allen head bolts.

I have had some of them come off clean and easy, but more often than not, I ended up stripping the heads. I bought a bag of 100 allen head bolts for like $4 and I replace them all.

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I just rounded out the the slot on one of them and pounded a torch bit into it, came out easy, then just shaved down the other one and it came out easily, not just waiting for my gasket kit to come in so I can put this baby back together, and hopefully she'll run no problem now

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