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Oil Galley Plug Removal?
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Any nifty ideas about how to remove the oil galley plugs? I shot 'em with penetrating fluid for 4 days before trying a big crescent wrench and a hammer, and all I did was round one a little. The bolts are square. Haynes says to be prepared to drill them out and re-tap the holes. Not even sure how to do that.......Angry


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#2
Just keep soaking them and working them, they'll come out. I like PB Blaster for things like this buthave heard a 50/50 mix of ATF and Acetone works the best. I used Vice grips on the last set I had to remove. Sometimes smacking the end with a hammer helps loosen the threads a little.

Good luck Doc

Jeff T.

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#3
You might try a little heat with a torch.

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machman_73;17293 Wrote:You might try a little heat with a torch.

+1, maybe give it a smack with a ball peen hammer.

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#5
find a nut that will fit over it and weld it on..let it cool and screw it out.
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Impact wrench
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I have used a 3/8 drive allen socket, if you have a large one just turn it around and put the square end (the side that normally goes in the ratchet) on the square plug, now you put a wrench or socket on the allen tip.
like this
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jorgem2;17460 Wrote:I have used a 3/8 drive allen socket, if you have a large one just turn it around and put the square end (the side that normally goes in the ratchet) on the square plug, now you put a wrench or socket on the allen tip.
like this
http://www.google.com/images?

Nice tip Jorge, me likey. I'm going to remember that.

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don29163;17320 Wrote:find a nut that will fit over it and weld it on..let it cool and screw it out.

That´s the way to go for me... if you have a MIG over there, find a nut big enough to weld it on the plug... Weld the inside with high power and that heat is going to loose the plug, plus, you´re gonna have a nice nut shape to unscrew it Wink



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