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Inlet removal problems

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    Wanting to remove my Inlet manifold to clean it out, 5 out of the 6 Hex headed bolts will come out perfect but on one of them the head is completely threaded and it is practically a circle instead of a Hex shape, so whats the best way of getting this bugger out?
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    try hammering in a larger hex or spline bit,and then undo the bolt

    hth
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    Cheers, will give it ago but not sure one will go in.
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    How's your drilling? Can you get a drill bit to it?
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    It's all pretty tight in that area so not sure if I would want to go drilling really, found some bolt remover things on ebay but there are so many different types so not sure which ones I need.
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    if it's a bolt type head,try hammering on a slightly smaller socket,then undo,or as you have said,try a bolt extractor.

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    Best bet is to get a spine into it, if a 12 point socket over the top of it, try to heat it up if poss
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    Big hammer,imperial allen key just bigger than socket and give it's good wack.
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    Cheers for all the suggestions guys, tried banging in a imperial allen key but with no luck, get it in pretty far and it seems to be held pretty tight but as soon as I try to undo the bolt it just spins out.
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    torx or spline can sometimes work better as they "dig in" rather than just sort of smushing into the hole.

    Can you get a welder into it? if you can you could weld a bolt into the hole.
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    Irwin Bolt Grips. Fecking awesome things!
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    Bit tight for a welder really, I'll try Torx bit next time I try get it off, think my dad may have some splines as well so when i'm next at the parents i'll give it a go.
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    Try cut a straight grove with hacksaw blade to fit a big flat screwdriver head into it?
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    Or just cut the head off and replace bolt after
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