Proper Tool to Drain Gearbox

Phil Rose pjrose at
Mon Aug 9 19:07:42 EDT 2004

At 10:43 AM -0400 8/8/04, Phil Rose wrote:
>At 6:22 PM -0400 8/7/04, The Corbs wrote:
>>Looks like a 17mm allen key.  Couldn't find one locally so tried to make a
>>tool using bolt and nuts.
>>Found that the plugs have been screwed in so tight that the nuts keep coming
>>loose before the plug.
>>Any tricks or source for the right tool?
>I bought mine when a Snap-On truck was making its rounds at a local 
>auto repair shop. However I don't seem to find the tool listed in 
>the their on-line catalog. I had also tried your "nut and bolt" 
>approach-- unsuccessfully.

Here's the pertinent Snap On info:

Stock                                 Number  

Socket, VW Transmission Drain Plug (17mm external hex, 3/8" drive)

Price **  

Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
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