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RE: Drain plug won't budge

So can I get it cheaper by asking for a Porsche part at the (shared)
parts counter? :-)
- peter

>From: 	Joe Yakubik[SMTP:75363.2524@compuserve.com]
>Sent: 	Saturday, November 16, 1996 11:26 AM
>To: 	quattro
>Subject: 	Drain plug won't budge
>Peter H. wrote that some poor unfortunate soul had to use an air hammer
>wrench) to remove the drain plug.  That would've been me.
>While trying to remove the plug for the first change after buying the car
>wouldn't budge, wouldn't even think about looking like it was about to budge.
> I
>started using progressively larger and larger tools:  a wrench, a 3/8 drive
>socket, 1/2 in, 1/2 in with cheater bar, etc.  All I succeeded in doing was
>rounding the corners on the plug.
>Using the "bigger hammer" theory, I got the air hammer out and removed it.
>After reinstalling the plug, I went to the dealer and got a new drain plug
>lived in my glove box until the next oil change.  Save yourself the trouble
>have a new plug standing by in the event you have to do something silly to
>your old plug out.  
>BTW:  This plug is BIG.  The threaded section is approx 1 inch diameter.  Do
>be fooled by a skinny little bolt head.  It's also a Porsche part.  My
>replacement plug came in a little plastic bag with the P*** word all over it.
>Joe Yakubik