Frazzzin Expletive Oil Pan 6mm Alan Key Bolts

Huw Powell audi at
Tue May 4 15:55:28 EDT 2004

> Well got a 12 point 8mm socket... pounded it in there nice and snug... I 
> stripped the socket and the bolt even more!
> now there is barely anything to grab onto... I am beyond frustrated with 
> this... I tried using a chisel to pound away at this thing and nothing...

How about drilling it out?  Then after removing the pan the stub whould 
be "grabbable", with any luck may have even been loosened by the 
vibration & heat of drilling.

I've done this with a few intractable driveshaft bolts, and they always 
came out easily after drilling the heads out (or cutting them off with a 
die grinder and cut off wheel).

Allen type bolts are easy to drill out, since they already have a nicely 
centered hole to drill into.

Huw Powell

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