Re: Transmissions and Bad Karma
I dont know what type of plug it is ,but can you square of the rounded
sides so again you can use a spanner on it will give you more of a face to
work on too .The other trick is to use a slightly smaller ring spanner and
whack it on filing it down if need be to give better purchase .I had this
problem after my differential was over tightened both in and out bolts
..Remember to use a six faced socket rather than a twelve face as the later
tends to turn the head of the bolt off.As a friend said to me after cutting
a circuit board with a power saw blade "my dad was a butcher "my reply was
"He taught you well"
"Clay" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Randy G. wrote:
> ...So later this week I will probably buy (or rent?) an
>> Oxy Acetylene torch outfit and try welding on a nut or a lever arm
>> sort-of-thing to get the plug(s) out. There is a good welding shop in
>> town that does small jobs as well as production work...
> Don't think gas welding (oxy acetylene) is a good idea. The time you get
> the steel hot enough to flow, you'll likely have melted the aluminum
> threads around the plug (assuming the hole is aluminum, I've never worked
> on the M47)
> Better, have your welding guy MIG (or TIG)weld a bar or nut or something
> on it.
> Heating around the plug with a torch, does the hole get bigger or smaller
> as the aluminum expands? Smaller, I would think.
> Heating the whole tranny would make the hole expand though.