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Oil Pan Plug

> From: ekellock@juno.com
> 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. 
> Help!

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.

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