[s-cars] [urq] [V8] Liquid penetrant test - 50/50 mix of ATF and Acetone beats Kroil etc.
spotatashleys at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 29 15:57:05 EDT 2007
Do you have enough of the plug visible to be able to weld a piece of allen
key to it and then use a socket and wrench on the stub of the allen key? I
used this method successfully to remove rounded allen bolts in the quattro
crank pulley when I did my rebuild some years ago.
If you don't have enough visible, I would go with heat and a punch and few
beers. I would not give up on it, you'll regret it. It will be in the back
of your mind always. Nor would I consider using an easy-out. A complete
mis-nomer if ever there was.
'63 Daimler V8
p.s. it'll be easier to get at if you roll the 911 on it's side!
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Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: [urq] [V8] Liquid penetrant test - 50/50 mix of ATF and Acetone
beats Kroil etc.
> With all this "Audi Frozen bolt talk" My 1984 911 was starting to feel
> I went to change the transmission oil on my 911 with 62,000 miles on it
and am having nothing but problems.
> I purchased this so-called special oil (Swepco 201) at a tune of $47.00 a
gallon, bought a nice 1/2 inch drive 17mm hex socket and set aside a hour to
do the job. WRONG!!!!
> Took me a half hour to find the drain plug which was buried in caked in
dirt. All the books said make sure you do the "Fill" plug first just in
case you drain the oil and then can't get the "Fill" plug out.
> The fill plug came out with no problem but the "drain" plug is totally
stripped and after an hour of playing with it is now flush with the casing.
(No allen head is even left on the plug)
> My question is: Is it worth drilling and trying to get it out with an
ez-out or should I just give up and suction out the old oil from the "fill"
plug and re-fill it. I'm afraid the suction method is not going to get the
> I've owned the car for 18 years and have never changed the trans oil!!
> Any BTDT would be appreciated
> Bob Blake
> 90 V8
> 91 V8
> 92 V8
> 93 V8
> 93 V8 5-spd
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
> To: jitsu303 at yahoo.com
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> Sent: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 2:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [V8] [urq] Liquid penetrant test - 50/50 mix of ATF and
Acetone beats Kroil etc.
> Ha! Yeah, those exhaust studs can be a real pain. An interesting
> how-to and tips are here:
> On Apr 27, 2007, at 2:40 PM, bob terwilliger wrote:
> > Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com> wrote:
> > >The one thing that "never" works are ez-outs!
> > --
> > Huw Powell
> > http://www.humanspeakers.com/audi
> > http://www.humanthoughts.org/
> > They ALWAYS break and are way harder than any drill bit I have so
> > they are next to impossible to drill out. I don't know how many
> > times it happened before I learned my lesson.
> > John
> > Ahhh...imagining that irresistible "new car" smell?
> > Check out new cars at Yahoo! Autos.
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