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  1. Correction: It took a 19mm socket...
  2. Welp option B) Pipe Wrench got it done. Lesson learned - don't attempt any work after a long day and expect to be thinking clearly or that it's a good idea for relaxation necessarily ;-). Not sure why I didn't consider the pipe wrench to begin with!
  3. Dang it, no idea how to add a video...
  4. An enjoyable watch! <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/H4kGot94GKU" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  5. I have to think Steve (Conserv) is your man!
  6. Thanks Mike, that's my plan B for tomorrow when the new plugs arrive: A) Vice lock pliers B. Pipe wrench C) Nut extractor socket D) Dremel a slot - Rich
  7. Damn yes! That's exactly what happened... I'm amazed it didn't slice into my skin like a shark bite 😁
  8. 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
  9. Danke, I ordered a bolt grip extractor and will give that a go when it arrives Friday.
  10. 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
  11. I can't answer your questions but I can say I'm running a 3.45 LSD with a 5-speed and absolutely love it. But if the 4-speed has a taller 1st gear which I think it does it would be quite slower off the line (mine is compared to the 3.65 diff that was stock) but it makes the 5-speed 1st gear more useful IMO as you can sit on that gear more than you could previously. And of course the highway cruising is much improved.
  12. Good advice thx 👍 My door sits too far out just behind the hood - there were no spacers so nowhere else for the door to move inwards. Instead, I bent the hood slightly and now they meet at the same level more or less. Will drive on the highway tomorrow and see if there's any difference in the wind noise from that side of the car.
  13. BTW for anyone interested: 1. The block of wood trick to remove the door card worked a treat. 2. You cannot adjust the door hinge to move away from the body or in towards the body, only forward, backwards, up and down.
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