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Re: Steel plugs in aluminum!
> On the outer nut? Wouldn't it theoretically come off (the nut) if the
> plug is tight enough?
Sorry, mental slip, Actually on the inner nut hanging out a bit onto the
outer nut as well (since wrench is thicker than the nuts).
> > If this doesn't work, and you have to drill it out, make sure to put lots
> > of grease on the plug and the drill bit to catch the loose bits of metal.
> Yes! This is what I'm going to have to do. Do you think there is enough
> room in there to do this with the tranny still on the car? I'd have to
> get a cordless drill, unless there is a better tool I can use. How's
> about some kind of right angle drill? I don't have a compressed air
> source, does anyone have any ideas?
Would not have a clue about the clearance... I'm working with a rear diff
sitting on the kitchen floor.
I think someone else mentioned the most important step- cleaning every trace of
road grit, grease, and/or other detritus that's inside the plug's hex insie
cap. I think most mangling happens due to not seating the tool inside fully
due to the presence of nasty stuff.
Good luck! -doug q
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