Over-Tightened Nut/Bolt on Rocker Cover


denward

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Hi Folks

I over-tightened the bolts on my rocker cover when changing it and the bolts are just spinning now when I try to remove them. I attached a picture.

any idea how I’ll remove them???

Thanks
Denis
 

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Pete180

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Any chance you can fit a small flat head or pick to get in underneath it and pry it up? In order for it to try catch the threads.
These are very easy to strip, common thing
 


denward

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Any chance you can fit a small flat head or pick to get in underneath it and pry it up? In order for it to try catch the threads.
These are very easy to strip, common thing
I could give it a go! Thanks
 



Pete180

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Anyone have any other suggestions folks?
If u can't get it under I'm wondering if u could undo all the other nuts to loosen the cover and while trying to pull it up or prying it up, trying to use the ratchet to undo that final nut if it catches a thread. Annoying eh buddy :(
 


iRELOADED

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worst case can take a grinder to the nuts and get them off. Just mean you have to replace the studs, nuts and washers - which your probably going to want to do anyway
 


Pete180

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Yh worst comes to worst you'll have to cut it off and replace
 


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