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Just resurrecting this old thread to shout out to BILLYSIM for this tip. 2 out of my 4 badge screws came out without trouble. #3 came out, with trouble, and an overnight penetrating oil soak. #4 came out, with a great deal of trouble, after turning the tank on side, five nights of liberal penetrating oil soak, a few sharp taps with a hammer on the torx, and finally my Dewalt driver on progressively higher torque settings.
I honestly didn't think it was going to go on this day either, but poof there it was, and I was surely relieved to see the rest of the screw coming out with the head. Patience paid off. I could absolutely tell it was going to end badly otherwise.
For reference, this is an 01 tank with 100,000km on it. I am sure any little bit of rain or wash water that makes it in behind the badge rubber finds its way into the mounting holes, and then you find yourself here.
What's a preferable remedy for re-install? Blue loctite, silver or copper anti seize?
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