Air filter box - rusty screws... Grrr
I knew it was going to be tricky soon as I said to the wife, “don’t worry, it’s only a 2 minute job”…
Tried changing my air filter at the weekend, the screws holding the lid on the filter box were nice and rusty but two of them seem to be playing and loosening but one is stuck fast.
Looks like someone may have tried to unscrew it in the past and the cross in the screw head is a nice rounded off mess add this to the rust and it’s going no-where!
Any tips? I’ve soaked it in WD40 and was thinking about attacking it with Mole Grips or maybe - if I can get in at it – using a saw to cut a slot in the top of the screw allowing me to use a big flat blade screwdriver…?
Once I’ve got the thing out, will I be able to replace the crappy screws with something new, better quality, maybe even bolts/washers? Someone else must have had this problem and changed the fastenings…?
Ta in advance