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drain / fill plugs

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by kling-on, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. kling-on

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    did you know that its 24mm .... and has anyone ever had the fill plug freeze on you :slap: FAWKIN thing wont come out even with a cold chizel...fawked now gota hit the junk yard and get a new cover only took me 30 min to install the E/Z locker 2 hours to beat on the fill plug :slap:
     
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    Yes, it is 24mm.

    Yes, I have had them 'freeze' in there...

    The wonders of the blue wrench will never cease...

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
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    the key is to always use a 6 point socket not a 12point........that is once you get the old jiffy lube moron buggered up plug out and get a new one in(which ONLY you will remove.....right? ;)
     
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    Nice trick to removing those stinkers is to weld a nut on there or grind a straight slot for one of those socket mount screw drivers or the hand held impact driver(motor cycle type). I ended up grinding my 6 point socket flat for a good bite.
     
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    You were not trying to get this thing loose with the cover not installed on the axle were you....
     
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    It is a 24 mm or a 15/16" also works. The thread is a 18x1.50mm.
    I weld a lugnut to the wasted plug. The tapered end of the lugnut makes for great weld penetration.

    MC
     
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    [quote author=Poser link=board=1;threadid=11691;start=msg106547#msg106547 date=1077073351]
    You were not trying to get this thing loose with the cover not installed on the axle were you....
    [/quote]

    your killin me dude :slap:


    got a new plug and cover e/z's in a FAWKED UP :'( out she come and off to the welder :D