[200q20v] OIL DRAIN PLUG

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Feb 27 17:59:30 EST 2001

At 5:23 PM -0500 2/27/01, William Kessell wrote:
>O.K. I HAVE HAD ENOUGH! Every time I try to change my oil have discovered
>that the oil plug is FROZEN and a shop visit is required to loosen this
>bugger. Does anyone know of a "quick drain" plug for replacement?
>Bill "Dos 20vTQ's"

I've heard others make this complaint, but I find it a little hard to 
understand-- if they've been doing their own changes. I do my own oil 
changes and use a torque wrench to re-install the plug. I use the 
same wrench to remove it--with ease-- and have never had any problem. 
Are you tightening the plug to the specified torque (22 ft-lbs)? 
That's actually not very tight, and I usually "overdo" and tighten to 
25 ft-lbs anyway. Do you use a copper washer and clean the plug 
threads before reinstalling? Those are the only "special" pains I 
take, and I've even cheated and reused the washer if it looks OK.

Now, if someone could come up with a nice *clean* way to remove that 
oil filter...


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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