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Re: Stripped drain plug removal

Use vice grips.  Before you do this you might want to file a couple of flat
surfaces on the plug to help them get a good grip.

In future, always use good quality 6-point sockets to remove any nuts, bolts,
plugs, ..., etc.  Will not round corners under high torque.  Also, less wear
and tear on fittings that you have to remove periodically, like oil drain
plugs.  I have had good luck with Sears Craftsman.

Michael Stocker 
PO Box 256, Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614-0256, USA 

| From: Craig D. Niederst <niederst@telerama.com>
| To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
| Subject: Stripped drain plug removal
| Date: Thursday, April 23, 1998 11:29 PM
| I was all ready to change the oil tonight on my 100, but it was not to be.
| One slip of the box wrench on the drain plug and it was stripped badly. The
| plug was somewhat stripped to begin with, but still usable. Any tips on
| getting this bugger out of there? Thanks.