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Removing Rounded Drain Plugs (WAS: Re: Trans ? - '87 TQ)
> If you have never replaced the fluid in the tranny/diff I'd recommend that
> you put some penetrating oil on the plugs some time before getting started.
> Too bad previous owners didn't heed your advice.
> I have a striped reat diff drain plug :-(
> Any good ideas on getting it out?
OOOOOOOOOOOH ... that's a tough one. The reason I use the penetrating oil
is because I learned on other bolts that it is a good idea. I still had a
bit of trouble becuase the threads welded together in one spot. The only
idea that I would have would be to attempt to create some type of groove
that you could fit a LARGE screwdriver into. Another possibility would be
to get a larger tool and force it into the hole, but I would imagine that
this approach would tend to bind the threads.
I'll post this response to the net to see if anyone else has ideas ...
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