Cam ladder torx

Radz94

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Hello,
Trying to get cam ladder torx bolts to break free.
I"m concerned of the equal tension. tried heating them but unsure of how much I can get away with.
Already broke a socket. Advice would be much appreciated.
 

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All I can say is be careful, I had a torx head snap off in the bolt on my Sprint
 

Radz94

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Maybe I'm being overly careful. Inner ladder bolts broke free with no issues. Observing the 1/2 turn per bolt to evenly take cam pressure off . Outer bolts not budging though.
I'm a bit concerned of applying too much heat on the mounting point .
 

Journeyman28778

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Also, look at the quality of the sockets you are using. If you are using something cheap go for a higher standard. I had the same issue on a Bonneville. The head of the socket just twisted. I went to Craftsman (I know they are not like they used to be), or some other higher grade, and was able to break them free. Destroyed a couple of sockets in the process and returned them. Angle and alignment are crucial when they are stuck like that- just like when trying to drill a screw and you are off on the angle and it just spins. Last resort would be to slot a groove and use an impact driver, then replace the bolt. It's a mystery to me how they get tighter than originally torqued.
 

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Teng tools. Excellent, they were recommended by Neville Lush and they are superior to any i have ever bought. They fit tight and with the 1/2 drive make easy work of releasing the bolts on the rocket engine.
 

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Radz94

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Forgot to mention that I twisted a Snap on TK30 torx as well . Used to be an excellent tool. Their torn bits are not so good.
 
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