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VW MAFS screws strip and will not come out

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hey everyone i just got a set of vw mafs and the screws are stuck and will not come out i have all the proper torx bits but they just strip the screws. they are crappy the screws on the original mafs came out no problem. what the heck anyone have this happen?
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Plus some PB Blaster, let it soak for a while.
 

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Do you have a dremel? I had the same problem (kinda, I had the right bit for the screw but they stripped). Just grind/cut in a straight cut in the screw and use a screw driver (falt tip). A little quicker then drilling out if you have a dremel or small grinder with a cutoff type wheel.

Hopefully my explaination makes sense.

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i dont have most of my tools as i recently moved and bought some torx bits and have ratchet set with me. i tried pliers and no go. ill try the dremel or the vise grips tomorrow. thanks guys these screws are so soft they might as well be made out of plastic. horrible
 
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