diff drainplug dillema

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anyone out there got any tips for getting my diff drainplug out, the protective ring around it has been bent up against the bolt head by the PO.
 
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First off, buy a new drainplug (I had a spare off of my old 4runner, fit in there just right)

1) Could weld a bolt to the end of the plug, the heat should loosen it off and you'll have a new head to crank on

2) Pound a socket on there

3) Take a chisel and hammer, bang a notch into the plug. Then at a 45 deg angle or so, bang away to loosen it off
 
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Happened to me too. I used the welder technique. After removal the ring was repaired and braced. I made a sort of skid plate that fit around the ring, out of thicker material and hammered it to fit using an anvil. I welded it in place and "presto"... damage proof drain plug protector.
 

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