Buggered: challenge with calipers and brake pads

RockOn

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I added an impact wrench to my toolbox many years ago. If normal force doesn’t do it, I pull that thing out before I damage the head. Works like a charm.
Yeah, I should get one. I have an impact driver that you whack with a hammer but was afraid to use it because it drives inward and to the left or right depending on the setting. I figured that would probably put a crack in the caliper. I imagine an electric impact wrench only torques to the left or right.
 

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Decided today was the day to install new brake pads on the front calipers. I thought getting the cotter pin out would be the hardest part. Ha ha, wrong. The 5mm Allen head retaining pin will not budge and worse, it is rounded/stripped out to a point where my Allen head sockets and wrenches can't get a grip and slip too much.

So, I need ideas. Yes, I soaked the pin head with WD40 penetrating spray multiple times. I've considered grinding down a larger Allen head socket and pounding it in the pin head but suspect it will eventually spin and not grip. Should I try drilling it out? ??? :(
When mine suffered the same problem I sent them to Turbo. Fixed. Replaced stock pins with titanium pins. Once in a while back them up a little and re tighten.
 

RockOn

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By the way, anyone know how/why my original thread title, "Buggered" was added to with the words, "Challenge With Calipers and Brake Pads"? Maybe I shouldn't be surprised in this day and age of cancel culture and political correctness.
 

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Look up the meaning of the word by itself.... Kind of implies that happened to you without the addition of those words in the title. 🤔
 

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Look up the meaning of the word by itself.... Kind of implies that happened to you without the addition of those words in the title. 🤔
Exactly, that is why I used it. A buggered pin and a buggered me. So by who and why was I edited?
 
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