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mrm2083
05-18-2014, 11:05 AM
I can't remove about half of my tower knobs (06 X2) and am wondering what is the best tool for loosening them. I can't get them off with my hands and tried a strap wrench, albeit one that felt pretty cheep, and it broke.

Also, for those where the knob comes off but the acre stays in, is there something that would work like the double nut method (i.e. something that would go on the threads but wouldn't ruin them) that would work with an impact wrench?

Thanks

sand2snow22
05-18-2014, 11:19 AM
rag and channel locks

BrooksfamX2
05-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Try spraying some penetrating oil on them first. Let set for 24 hours then try......

skitilldark
05-18-2014, 03:47 PM
I had to buy a HUGE pair of channel locks. That'll get it right off.

djkslc
05-19-2014, 12:07 AM
Pipe wrench worked for me.



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mrm2083
05-19-2014, 07:10 AM
Thanks for the help guys.

How about these

http://www.amazon.com/Channellock-209-9-Inch-Filter-Plier/dp/B0009WG5SU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400497733&sr=8-1&keywords=channellock+oil+filter+pliers

Anyone know the diameter of the knobs, is 3.5in big enough?

curver900
05-19-2014, 10:32 AM
after you get them out don't forget top put on some anti seize so it won't happen again.. it only takes a little...

sp00ky
05-19-2014, 06:04 PM
I always wanted a knob that towers..

Couldn't resist