In the middle of changing out my timing belt (and idlers, water pump, cam and crank seal, etc.) and pulled the oil pump to loctite the screws and reseal it. Only I can't get one of the screws out and it's started to strip. Tried loosening it with a scewdriver bit in a 1/4" socket after whacking it with a hammer a few times so it seems to be stuck pretty good.
If i just loctite the other ones, think this one will be ok? I deburred it as best as possible and its not protruding above the backplate surface. I don't want to mess with extracting it if I don't have to.
The car is old and pretty beat up, just trying to get in on the road for some temporary wheels so ultra longevity is not a concern. Hopefully I won't have it longer than another year or two, tops.
The screw in question: