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12-20-2003, 10:38 PM
I'm doing some work on my ofna 9.5 buggy and I have a problem. The set screw that holds the drive pin on the universal is stuck. I've tried using brute force but nothin except a bent allen wrench. Any ideas?

12-20-2003, 10:46 PM

12-20-2003, 10:51 PM
You could put the allen wrench in a nut driver to get some leverage.

BTW, how did you bend a allen wrench?, Is it the "L" type?

12-20-2003, 10:56 PM
yes, l type 4 inch. I used a 17mm wrench on the hex to stop it frim spinning and reamed on the allen wrech but it started to bend and I didn't want to strip out the set screw so I'll try wd-40

12-20-2003, 11:04 PM
Squirt it a few times with WD40 and let it set for a few hours. If it does not come loose spray some more and let is sit a little longer. Have patience and it will probably come loose.

12-20-2003, 11:55 PM
yea WD-40 is your best bet... if that doesn't work try some after-run oil of cooking grease. Anything that will allow some slippage.

12-21-2003, 12:06 AM
hmm... how big is the set screw? sometimes, a smack with a hammer can break things free. if you have a t-handle or an allen socket, put it in the screw and tap it with a hammer. sometimes a little heat from a torch can help (but we're talking about getting it HOT). then there's always the "easy out" (screw extractor). i favor the manual ones not the ones that fit in a drill. i personally don't care if my allen wrench bends or twists... as long as it doesn't slips. as long as you're only twisting the allen wrench, wd-40 it some more, wait, and have at it. are you using a good name brand wrench?

12-21-2003, 01:29 AM
Ofna likes to use red threadlock on some things. If the WD40 doesn't work, try using a soldering iron to head the set-screw for a few seconds.

12-21-2003, 01:59 AM
muahaha people actually agreed with me well...........you know if its one thing I know well its canadian style fixen things duct tape and wd-40;) ;)

12-21-2003, 10:05 AM
you know if its one thing I know well its the southern style fixen things duct tape and wd-40;) ;)