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Oil Pan Plug
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 19:54:48 EST
> Subject: Oil drain plug won't budge
> Time to change the oil on the 200qw and the drain plug won't budge AT
> all. I sprayed it with WD40 and will try later, but what torque is this
> thing supposed to be at anyway? There's no way it should be this tight.
Ed - this should do it: WEAR GLOVES WHILE DOING THIS>>>>
1) Heat area around plug with propane torch;
2) Slap ice cubes on plug to contract it; (WHEE! Steam!!)
3) Put BOX end wrench or socket on plug, break loose immediately.
Don't use an open-end wrench because of the potential for rounding
the plug head.
Al Powell, Ph.D. Voice: 409/845-2807
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[From 5th/6th grade essays....]