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    Back in the day when we did something like this - usually with those horrible Phillips head screws - we'd whack the head of the screw with the ball end of a ball peen hammer to drive some metal back into the slots, then tap a screwdriver in before turning it. I hesitate to suggest you take a hammer to your BMW, but something like this should work.

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    Do you have it out yet?

    You should be able to tap a slot in it and tap it with a screw driver and hammer in the direction of lefty loosey. Really should be no need for taps, and drills and all this other stuff. Just slot it and tap it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    Do you have it out yet?

    You should be able to tap a slot in it and tap it with a screw driver and hammer in the direction of lefty loosey. Really should be no need for taps, and drills and all this other stuff. Just slot it and tap it off.
    This is the technique that I successfully used once with my K's final drive's filler plug. Actually didn't even require a full slot, just a nick on the outer edge and then the flat head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    Do you have it out yet?

    You should be able to tap a slot in it and tap it with a screw driver and hammer in the direction of lefty loosey. Really should be no need for taps, and drills and all this other stuff. Just slot it and tap it off.
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post
    This is the technique that I successfully used once with my K's final drive's filler plug. Actually didn't even require a full slot, just a nick on the outer edge and then the flat head.
    Some of these sit flush or slightly recessed to the EVO FD housings...not much room to do much, especially with orientation of location.
    Still think best course is the correct Torx tapped fully in as mentioned earlier.
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    Bob how did you remove the plug?
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    I just checked Bob's (airride) profile and the last time he was on the site was 10 minutes after he started the thread.
    Last edited by Lee; 12-10-2016 at 11:58 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I just checked Bob's profile and the last time he was on the site was 10 minutes after he started the thread.
    Marvelous. Just marvelous.

    Maybe everybody who tried to help in this thread should send him a PM asking how he is doing.
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    Who's Bob?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Who's Bob?
    airride, the guy who started the thread.
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    What About Bob?

    Great movie!

    Guess we are never going to know the outcome of this.

    I suspect he got it figured out it was a torx head, took it out, and is not one to admit senior moments
    Last edited by LFarling; 12-11-2016 at 10:20 PM. Reason: hex to torx
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post

    I suspect he got it figured out it was a hex head,
    Read post #9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Read post #9.
    Yes I meant torx and changed it. I still say he read that post of yours and used the T45 and got it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    I still say he read that post of yours and used the T45 and got it out.
    You're probably right.
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