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Hi guys..

I want to replace the carb on my ariens 1028 dle pro. I got the left torx screw out but the right is really impossible and I'm stripping the inside. Do you guys have another suggestion?

Orginialy I wanted to just remove the bowl. But the black case is preventing the bowl from falling. Really annoying

1 suggestion was to dremel a line across and use a standard driver but I dont have a dremel.

Also in order to remove the black cassing would require me to remove the gas tank.
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Get a pair of Vicegrips on it to break it free.
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Oh good idea. I'll try that with some wd40.
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Get a pair of Vicegrips on it to break it free.

"Seconding" the Vice-grips suggestion. That's a nice healthy cap to grab and it won't even put up much of a fight. Skip the oil. You'll see.

I always suspected the reason manufacturers put Phillips bolts on these little engine intakes is to keep users from stripping the threads or cracking the carb housing.

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Thanks guys, the vice grip did the job. Cleaned all the parts and now it's back up and running
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One thing about Phillips drivers I've learned the hard way in recent years is it pays to have a good set of different sized Phillips heads to get that "exact fit" for any particular screw.

There are some you can get away with a non-matching driver, ones not tightened by The Incredible Hulk of the assembly line. But most times now I pull out my entire set and find the one that fits exactly into that screw head perfect (the screwdriver will not tip or tilt while sitting in the head), then give it a whirl and hope the screw itself isn't some sort of cheap soft strippable metal.

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I have a set of diamond tip screwdrivers that I never use unless I can not get the screws loose using a regular screwdriver. They have always worked. Wonderful.

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Tecumseh sells 6" T30 drivers that will give you enough deflection to remove them. Worst case scenario you can remove the blower housing and take the manifold off (its bolted to the back of the block).
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