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Allen Key Oil Drain Plug?

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I attempted an oil change today only to find the drain plug was applied mega-gorilla-tight and I started rounding the corners of the plug. Threw in the towel before I do any more damage and will bring it to a shop tomorrow that has experience removing this kind of problem but I wondered if an allen key plug was available? Like this?:

 

https://www.urotuning.com/products/oil-drain-plug-allen-key-14x1-5-n91086801?variant=8384947814455&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjwxev3BRBBEiwAiB_PWJb4_tpA1VXkEOOBeZKNakZwBp0CLznr58dz6nURTkVidCNijkTo9BoCNzgQAvD_BwE

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Danke, I ordered a bolt grip extractor and will give that a go when it arrives Friday.

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Your looking for a an 12x1.5 plug available on line, or get a stock one and a six point wrench

 Hollow Hex Plug, M12 x 1-1/2, Metric

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2 hours ago, fastricky said:

Danke, I ordered a bolt grip extractor and will give that a go when it arrives Friday.

I totally misread your post - I thought you were saying there was an allen plug in there. Woops!

 

Were you using a 6 point socket or 12?

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10 hours ago, Son of Marty said:

Your looking for a an 12x1.5 plug available on line, or get a stock one and a six point wrench

 Hollow Hex Plug, M12 x 1-1/2, Metric

 

So is this a fit?: https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-369408-oil-drain-plug/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw6PD3BRDPARIsAN8pHuHPVGrOp0D2tZsdMaNeKxjAPzsBiCpmRcn2iRAxDEzVMw502Cp4_qoaApSMEALw_wcB

 

For those looking for a magnetic plug, is this one right?: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-parts/magnetic-oil-drain-plug-priced-each-12x15/002201ecs02a/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw6PD3BRDPARIsAN8pHuGFw_e8sRbaQClw-0gfqd7XnyT67ey347GAk6ER2kjHqst8WCxSoJUaAtNOEALw_wcB

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Use brake cleaner to remove any slippy and try extracting when the engine's fully hot. Localised heat with a burner can be carefully applied, or worst comes to the worst weld your spanner on!

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Why these monkeys put these things on so tight is beyond me.

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I had my plug pretty tight to stop the weeping.  Used my 6 point 1/2" drive socket and flex handle to remove the plug, No issues with damaging the wrenching surfaces.  Good tools accomplish a lot.

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One way to tell a real 02 owner is by the scar we all have about 5" up from the right wrist from hitting that damn lip below the radiator when that plug suddenly breaks free. 

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 torque to ~43 ft-lbs

 

Niet!

 

Tighten it until you feel the crush washer distort just a bit, then check for leaks later.

 

43 ft/lbs will crush that washer waffer- theen, and then the plug may never come out...

especially if you go slowly with a clicker.

 

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The best place for a torque wrench is almost always in the tool box

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1 hour ago, Son of Marty said:

One way to tell a real 02 owner is by the scar we all have about 5" up from the right wrist from hitting that damn lip below the radiator when that plug suddenly breaks free. 

That's why the flex handle works great.  You can minimize the gashes when it breaks free.

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2 hours ago, Son of Marty said:

One way to tell a real 02 owner is by the scar we all have about 5" up from the right wrist from hitting that damn lip below the radiator when that plug suddenly breaks free. 

 

Damn yes! That's exactly what happened... I'm amazed it didn't slice into my skin like a shark bite 😁

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