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Re:Bad Drain Plug...Removing Oil???
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Bad Drain Plug...Removing Oil??? 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
So the last guy who changed my oil rounded the drain plug edges so now I'm having one hell of a time trying to remove the drain plug.

#1.Tried a craftsman box end wrench, even ground the end down so there was more clearance to fit over the bolt. Tried the open end also. No luck.
#2.Tried to put a flat spot on the shoulder flange to try and break the bolt by tapping in a counter clockwise direction. No luck.
#3.Tried to grab the flats of the drain bolt with a vise-grip. No luck.


Going to try and find a 6 point box end tomorrow.

Also thought about drilling a hole through the bolt head to try and put a rod, nail through the hole so I can rotate it.

Anyone had to put a tube into the engine to suck out the oil?

Any other thoughts?
 
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Re:Bad Drain Plug...Removing Oil??? 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
Have a new plug ready
 
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Re:Bad Drain Plug...Removing Oil??? 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
roadiemort wrote:
Have a new plug ready

HAHA! Yeah don't think I'll be using the old one.
 
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Re:Bad Drain Plug...Removing Oil??? 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
I have has great luck with the mastercraft bolt removers, they have teeth inside and cut in when reversing, not sure if you will have space to use one, same size as a short socket, replace plug after as you already know.. I also have great luck with channel lock brand pliers, the bottom jaw is flat and the top jaw is a v shape handle is bluish green, they seem to grab everything even round tie rod ends for alignments,,, before you buy new tool I assume a monkey wrench won't access the plug? I would like to mention six point is always preferred,, the 12 points are for the stupid German shit no one wants to fix. My car don't even have a 12 point nut anywhere on it...good luck.
 
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Re:Bad Drain Plug...Removing Oil??? 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
I'm surprised the Vise-grips didn't work. I'm kind of an animal. Generally when I use them, its almost as tough to unlock them, as it was to lock them. Get the bike up on a lift so you can work under it easier if you aren't there already. Clamp those babies on so you can tap the jaw with a hammer while applying pressure. If they start slipping, unlock them and snug the screw a bit more and clamp them back on.
 
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Re:Bad Drain Plug...Removing Oil??? 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
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I'm surprised the Vise-grips didn't work. I'm kind of an animal. Generally when I use them, its almost as tough to unlock them, as it was to lock them. Get the bike up on a lift so you can work under it easier if you aren't there already. Clamp those babies on so you can tap the jaw with a hammer while applying pressure. If they start slipping, unlock them and snug the screw a bit more and clamp them back on.

So you and I think exactly alike...did all that. The damn drain plug seems to be made of very very soft metal. My vice grips left lines marks from the jaws in the drain plug I clamped it on so hard.
 
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Re:Bad Drain Plug...Removing Oil??? 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
I tried everything to break mine loose. The problem is it's location. Not much fits in that space. I used a small chisel and started tapping on the head of the bolt in a counter-clockwise direction. I almost crapped myself when after about 3 taps it broke loose. I tried almost everything in my toolbox. I have to thank my buddy for the suggestion.Just another option for you. Good luck.
 
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Re:Bad Drain Plug...Removing Oil??? 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
When all else fails-- C4 , just kidding, dont use C4.
 
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Re:Bad Drain Plug...Removing Oil??? 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
Try heating it with a propane torch, then invest in a quality tool such as a Snap-On to remove it.
 
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Re:Bad Drain Plug...Removing Oil??? 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
Father_Pobasturd wrote:
Try heating it with a propane torch, then invest in a quality tool such as a Snap-On to remove it.

I like the idea of heating it. Was thinking about that too. So far have struck out all day. Tried tapping with a punch, no luck.

Went and bought two 6 point box end wrenches, one Proto, the other Craftsman. Both have surprisingly very think ends. I decided to grind down the Craftsman. Still wouldn't go over the bolt. It's been buggered up pretty good.

I think the next drain plug I get will have a smaller bolt on head on it and I may safety wire it on so I don't have to put too much torque on it.
 
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