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    Stripped an ignition coil torx bolt

    Anyone have any suggestions on this one? The drivers side forward bolt was pretty tricky to get to head on and it's good and stripped now. It's on there tight... For the 987.2 it's . T30 torx but it's not getting any grip anymore. I've done 5/6 of the plugs and coils but I don't really want to leave #6.

    The ideas I have aren't great... One is to dremel a slot and try a flathead, but I'm not convinced I can get enough torque that way. Maybe with a flathead bit in a socket. Maybe. Another option would be to try a screw extractor, but it's not super roomy in there and I'd need a compact right angle kind of drill for that, and I'm not sure those have the power to really get this thing out.

    Any other suggestions? Worst case I can drive it to a shop and pay someone to get it out but I'm not big on giving up!


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    Re: Stripped an ignition coil torx bolt

    Depending on how much torque the bolt was installed with, you might get it out by cleaning the head real well and JB Welding the appropriate-sized Torx bit to the head. After the JB Weld hardens completely, you may be able to back the bit out with a socket wrench. I'd probably first apply some Liquid Wrench to the bolt and tap it with a hammer before using the JB Weld, making sure to not get any in the head.

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    Re: Stripped an ignition coil torx bolt

    Interesting idea though I'm skeptical it would hold up to enough torque. But it might be another option if nothing else works... The torque spec is like 7 ft-lbs which is nothing, and I'm pretty sure these are the ones that came with the car, but they seem to have seized up over the years because it seems like way more than 7 ft-lbs now to get them off.

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    Re: Stripped an ignition coil torx bolt

    Well good news, after tapping it a bit with a hammer to free it up a bit, I was able to get enough bite with a swivel socket and extensions and some strong lateral pushing to break it loose and get it off. Hopefully I can find a suitable replacement at the hardware store because it is rounded off like crazy, can't believe there was enough material left to get it out...

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    Re: Stripped an ignition coil torx bolt

    I had the same problem last year. I got a spare stainless one at Amazon (by Small Parts 18-8 Stainless Steel Pan Head Machine Screw, Meets ISO 7045, T30 Star Drive, M6-1 Thread Size, 16 mm Length, Fully Threaded, Import (Pack of 25)), but then went ahead and got an OEM replacement from Pelican. I have spares if you PM me your snail mail address I can stick one in the mail. I have lots of the stainless ones and one of the OEM. Your choice.
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    Re: Stripped an ignition coil torx bolt

    Pelican part number is: 999-073-103-01-OEM for future searches/reference.
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