oil drain plug

Reid, Les C. Les.Reid at centrilift.com
Fri Mar 28 15:11:24 EST 2003

I had the same problem a year ago.
I eventually rounded off the 17mm hex.
The fix: I welded on a nut (3/4" thd) over the 17mm plug.
Now the hex is 1-1/8".  Used a cheater bar to remove the plug.
If you use this method, just be sure to control the weld splatter.


From: SuffolkD at aol.com
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 23:43:44 EST
Subject: Re: Oil Drain plugs & Impact wrench.
To: 200q20v at audifans.com

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Oil plug extraction via impact wrench.
I know it seems wrong but I'm having trouble removing the sedans 17mm plug.
The Avant had a larger socket head (from memory) but needed the impact
too even after 1500 miles since head rebuild.

The sedan just won't budge. 80 psi and ~200 ft lbs.  Car is Mid Atlantic
oil filter was a snap now what?  Liquid wrench (PB Blaster) etc.  Time for
the torch?
-Scott in BOSTON

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