Stuck engine oil drain plug

Arun Rao rao at
Thu Mar 7 20:43:11 EST 2002

I've never tried this myself, but I hear that an ice pack on the plug
can help contract it enough to loosen it.


On Thursday, March 7, 2002, at 02:49 PM, Eyvind Spangen wrote:

> The engine oil drain plug in my '90 200TQ20v is completely stuck. I
> guess it's the combination of alloy pan and steel plug. I just bought
> the car and now want to to the first oil change. Somebody have messed
> with the plug before, there's nothing left to use a wrench on.. Any
> good ideas on how I should remove it?
> I have a new drain plug here, $15 for a single plug!! :-(
> --
> Regards,
> ES
> --
> E. Spangen
> '90 Audi 200TQ 20v (skal få skilter før juni)
> midlertidig, lånt (snyltet) transportmiddel:
> '90 Toyota Camry 2.0 GLi

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