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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-06, 01:01 PM
Jeff UK
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Frozen drain plug

Hi.
Any suggestions how to free my oil drain plug on a 94 ford Escort ?
Cant remember doing it up that tight !
Nuts a bit rounded now !
Cheers
Jeff




 
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-06, 02:01 PM
jimmyh
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Re: Frozen drain plug

try using a pair of vice grips

 
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-06, 04:01 PM
Al Bundy
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Re: Frozen drain plug


Jeff UK wrote:
> Hi.
> Any suggestions how to free my oil drain plug on a 94 ford Escort ?
> Cant remember doing it up that tight !
> Nuts a bit rounded now !
> Cheers
> Jeff

Carefully file the rounded edges square as much as possible. Select a
socket that seems slightly too small but sort of wants to go on. Gently
tap that socket on with a hammer. Then try to loosen the bolt being
sure to keep the drive square and holding it tight to the bolt. If the
bolt is metric, which it probably is, then the tightest fitting socket
may be an SAE size.

PS> Have a replacement bolt available and perhaps an oversize one for
if the threads strip and even a backup universal rubber plug if nothing
else seals it. And don't let the wife change oil next time.

 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-06, 09:01 PM
johanb
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Re: Frozen drain plug

Try a 6 point 1/2 inch wrench


"Jeff UK" <jjeff@jfrost9.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hi.
> Any suggestions how to free my oil drain plug on a 94 ford Escort ?
> Cant remember doing it up that tight !
> Nuts a bit rounded now !
> Cheers
> Jeff
>
>



 
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-09-06, 05:01 AM
sdlomi2
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"johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in message
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> Try a 6 point 1/2 inch wrench


...and tap straight onto the wrench/nut as you exert turning force--a
little shock from the tapping often works wonders. Also, might help to
attempt this while engine is HOT. s


 
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