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Old 03-25-06, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stripped Head on Oil Drain Plug

I was trying to change my oil today, but the head on my oil drain plug is partially stripped and I think this was due to a POS socket and the fact that it cracked. What can I do to get the plug out?
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er... serious? If so, where can I get one?
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Something like this? http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...+Taps+%26+Dies
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nut or bolt remover...

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=00952160000
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Old 03-25-06, 11:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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could also try a "gator grip" socket. Those work pretty well.

http://gator-grip.com/

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Thanks for the responses, the Craftsman Bolt- Out tool and the Gator Grip both like they could work. I'll go to Sears and pick up something that'll hopefully work.
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If not there's always a left hand drill bit haha. But you wanna avoid those.
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flare wrench.

vise grips.

force a smalled socket on by banging it and then turn it.

disclaimer: i have fucked up many things and dont really know what i am talking about.
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Just to post a stupid comment, but lets face it, there are some questionable people out there. Please get a new bolt and don't put the old one back on when you are done with the oil change. Just a suggestion.
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Old 03-27-06, 01:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I never said I wasn't gonna get a new bolt . I'm ordering one, but I need to get the partially stripped bolt out first right?
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yep u should
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yeah a vise grip should work, also remember that the old pan bolt should not be put on with more then about 20ft-lbs of torque... you should not even need a ratchet to take it off, a closed end wrench is the only thing you should use. also if you are going to be using a ratchet use a 6 point socket. but don't tighten the bolt past 20ftlbs



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The oversized oil pan plug worked like a charm. Thanks guys...!!!
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