I also did it after driving so the metal was warm. i nearly stripped my drain plug aswell. Tool for Removing Drain Plug from gearbox and differential -- TS-204. The fluid was black and there was a layer of metal mud on the magnet, not to happy to see that. Can someone please advise? Discussion Starter • #1 • Oct 15, 2018. before I extract it, I want to order a new one. Are you gonna put a new plug in it since this one is messed up a little? Here's what it looks like now: that should do the trick!! Also, you might want to try putting some valve grinding compound in the plug hole to help get a grip. So I was attempting to change my rear diff oil and the first thing I did was strip the hell out of my fill plug. Take a ball peen hammer and hit the plug dead on, until the 3/8 drive has to be pounded into the plug. i nearly stripped my drain plug aswell. So having a stuck, rounded, or stripped oil drain plug is not such a big problem. do it the easy way, just have a square fitting welded to it. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. I Don't Care About The Money Because My Name Is Made Of Steel. Guy who worked on it before me stripped it. Nissan / Infiniti Truck, Crossover and SUV Forums, Nissan Pathfinder Forum / Infiniti QX4 Forum. You are using an out of date browser. 5% coupon applied at checkout Save 5% with coupon. The main reason why an oil drain plug gets stuck is due to sludge. Your engine needs oil to run. I tried PB Blaster but there is just nothing left for the hex bit to grip and because it is recessed you can't get channel locks or vise grips on it. I went to have my Exhaust finished and had him weld in the 1/2" extension. Cleaned the dirt out of the fill plug and inserted the 10mm allen. I had no issues draining the rear differential and the transfer case. Mar 26, 2010 #1. Information Copyright © 2000-2019 by NICOclub, all rights reserved. At 01:13 PM 3/7/04 -0800, Dave Plantz wrote: >" I was wondering if you might know how to remove the rear end oil drain plug." They are a hell of allot cheaper then a new oil pan. I'd try and find a cheap one, 1/2'' of coarse, it doesnt have to be completely snug, thats what the welder is for. Sheesh, way to go pal. The refill drain bolt came out easy. Get it as soon as Mon, Dec 28. Jump to Latest ... have a brand new torque wrench that I would have to assume is in calibration and the manual said to torque that little drain plug to 66 inch pounds + or - 4 ... shaft attached and a cutoff wheel and cut a slot in the allen plug so you can use a standard flat head screwdriver to remove it. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. The part in question is on a front miter box (differential equivilent) on a '72 Rokon 2wd motorcycle I'm working on :grinpimp:. Notch it with a grinder and hit it with a hammer and chisel. NICOclub's Nissan forums and Infiniti forums and all affiliated sites are the property of HDS Holdings, Inc. Just drill the hole at the same height as the old plug in the cast port, and weld it on the cover. You must log in or register to reply here. This easy trick has worked well for me on different vehicles to open the drain plug easy-peezy. Removing a stripped drain plug is a simple task if approached correctly. Had to replace it due to damage I cause trying to remove it. That didn't work either. Here are ten ways to help remove problem fasteners. The sludge forms around the drain plug because the oil in the engine has exceeded its oil change time. I am having trouble locating the part #, anybody know what they are? If you are lucky, you can basically drill out the old plug and clean the threads before replacing with new plug. Just a little trick I learned from an old mechanic. Dorman 65240. So after I drain the oil I figured I would stay with it since it worked. - Upchurch. Performance Tool W54289 VW Audi Oil Drain Plug Tool . I sprayed some penetrating oil on and let it sit a few hours. I did the same thing to my drain plug on a tundra. Probably a round plug with either a 3/8 or a 1/2 inch square hole … I highly suggest the torch method on that filler plug before you round it out too. So far, I've tried everything. The oil then tends to oxidize under high temperatures. The proper socket size (24mm) ... Let me get this right.. When you put … First, my front fill plug just came out like butter. The 1/2" breaker is slightly small for the task, combined with the force neeed to break the thing loose - i wrapped tape around the 1/2" and it fit snug enough to get the thing out. Save Share. Differential Plug. Oh I see, allen bolt, if its stripped completely, your probly gonna have to drill it out and retap, no big deal, just need the right sizes. Got the idea from. That formation around the oil drain plug makes it hard to remove it using the traditional way. Why not just loosen the cover to drain it and fill it from the top plug opening? First thing I did was buy a new one from toyota. Both front plugs seemed to be very rusted and difficult to take off so I put new ones in. Material may not be copied or reprinted without written permission. $19.99 $ 19. The drain plug was easy with the torch and breaker bar. $41.24. When i did mine. No luck. For the removal of the plug, try making your own removal tool, as per this page: Got my front differential plug out and changed the fluid today. Here are some of the tools that jimthecarguy useshttps://www.amazon.com/shop/jimthecarguyIrwin bolt extractor . Buy a fresh replacement drain plug … I finished up the trannie filter no problems. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I know they didn't have to remove the pan to install it as that involves dropping the front differential and driveshaft. you can also purchase a cover with a plug installed, or put a plug in your cover. I had to put it up to full torque to get it to start backing out. But it would feed into the hole but not stop turning. http://gmtnation.com/forums/topic/11496-what-is-your-favorite-penetrating-oil/?hl=acetone#entry287608, http://store.snapon.com/Multispline-Extractors-Set-Extractor-Multi-Spline-25-pcs--P644746.aspx, http://www.irwin.com/Tools/browse/screw-bolt-extractors/bolt-extractors, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Differential-Cover-Weld-On-Magnetic-Oil-Drain-Plug-Kit-/190364738385, http://parts.nalleygmc.com/productSearch.aspx?searchTerm=12479377, http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/tools/ts204.htm, http://www.summitracing.com/int/search/part-type/drain-plug-kits. Hopefully this time it'll go a little smoother. I,m new here, so I'm probably missing something. Apparently there were at least two different square hole patterns used during MGA production. Thanks (fueler), Re: I stripped my rear diff fill plug, how can I get it out? I picked one model (IS350) from the cross-reference list to find where it applies; it's the front diff drain plug, using the same 90430-24003 copper gasket as our Tundra drain plug does. In addition to a metal pipe plug, use a drill bit or 1/8-inch pipe tap in order to tap the hole. I decided to tack weld a short 9/16 bolt into the stripped out plug and removed it with a regular socket. Rear differential drain plug thread strip. Built up a short extension and put my long 3/8" drive wrench on it. 5.0 out of 5 stars 1. What's weird is I tried breaking the front fill plug loose last week with 2 ft of 1/2" drive ext and a universal ext so I could get at it outside the wheel well. Remove the back cover to drain. I don't think that'll work.. That's the only input I have though, sorry. A stripped oil pan drain plug can be especially frustrating because it will leave your oil drain plug loose causing a constant leak. Here's some more pics of the old plugs and new ones. Turn the pliers to the left, or counterclockwise, to loosen the drain plug. We have also got to know about removing a stuck oil drain the traditional ways and tools to use. 79. Somewhat of a moment of victory. 89. Arrives before Christmas Only 12 left in stock - order soon. transfer and differentials. I noticed that there was an oil leak from the oil drain plug under the bike. Hopefully it's not a big deal. 05-28-2018, 11:17 AM The lower drain plug on my '31 Model A is stripped- I tried first with a 3/8 ratchet, and then I attempted to insert a flat head screwdriver in the gap next to the drive ratchet, since the 3/8 fitting on the ratchet has some play. Get it as soon as Wed , Dec 23. So I picked up a new bike today. It is the best concoction i have ever used on a rusty bolt. Tiny Bolt, Major Disaster. I keep all of my tools at our manufacturing shop and hopefully some retard will see it and NOT throw it away and 3. One of the biggest frustrations when disassembling a vehicle for restoration, or even repair, is the dreaded seized or stripped bolt. 94 Posts . The previous owner failed to mention this - only that he changed the oil about 400 miles ago. Thread starter bobs409; Start date Mar 26, 2010; bobs409 . Changing my rear differential fluid recently I stripped the aluminum threads out COMPLETELY! 85. Use a 8mm hex on an impact or breaker bar to get it if it isn't stripped yet. The fill plug is in the front, by the yoke. Guys heated the plug until it warmed up then cranked her open. I can see why people on the forum are so adamant about fluid changes ie. All that is required is a few tools and 10 minutes of spare time. It's nice not having to go to a shop over a darn fill plug. Then I took a good heavy hammer and a new POS cheap ass 3/4" chisel and beat that nut off. The allen wrench stripped the head so now I can't get the plug out. Sheesh, way to go pal. (JonathanPrem), Re: I stripped my rear diff fill plug, how can I get it out? How would one go about removing a drain plug like this? take your drain plug and head on down to your NAPA/orielly/autozone etc.. parts store and pick up an over sized drain plug. Well I did the rear diff. But here I've found the opposite to be more likely. Here is an image of the stripped plug and of a new plug. It's been a while since I've gripped a hockey stick. Today’s vehicles are usually built with aluminum oil pans. I couldn't quite see which it was because of the oil / rust and damage. Yeah that woulda sucked! (Andrew224), Re: I stripped my rear diff fill plug, how can I get it out? 1 decade ago . I bought my truck back in Feb. and have only needed to change the oil twice. Discussion Starter • #1 • Sep 14, 2012. Driving the extension into the hole puts the metal back where it belongs. The blue stuff is locktite. Is it a bolt you use a allen key on or a regular socket? 25. I learned this trick from Allen heads. (W O T), Re: I stripped my rear diff fill plug, how can I get it out? It very well could but I can't say I have ever tried to use an impact tool on to hammer recessed plugs free. Have to used a new washer on both drain plugs. its the easiest and quickest way. 4.1 out of 5 stars 11. today. Thank you! He welded a bolt to it and the bolt broke off close to the base like filling the original drain plug head making it stick out some. I had a smooth bore where threads used to be! 4.5 out of 5 stars 2. This plug uses a copper washer that you need from the dealer. on my 96 ford, I was able to get enough access to drill a hole into the existing plug ( you have the cover off so you can stop any metal contamination. I've got a new one on the way but need to know how to remove the f'd up one. Well my machine has 110 hours on the clock so I decided to drain the rear diff oil the last time it was done was by the dealer at the 10 hr service . I finally put a 18" breaker bar on it, and it came out. I then drill a hole large enough to thread a bolt to use as a "second" plug. Drain bolt 14x1.5 2006-2019 Raptor 700 Repair Reducer OIL Drain Plug kit Before you strip it. Stripped my front diff drain plug today. I also torque it to spec of 48lbs so as not to over tighten again. (Empty V), Re: I stripped my rear diff fill plug, how can I get it out? Try wedging a small flat-blade screwdriver between the differential and the head of the drain plug as you turn it. Heat is good - you may need quite a lot - a really long bar used carefully will help if you have enough room. About 50/50 ratio. Discussion Starter • #1 • Sep 20, 2016. stripped rear diff ... FLUID TRANSFER PUMP TO REMOVE AND REPLACE THE GEAR OIL ? I'll be trying to pull it out this Sunday. A forum for the legendary Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX4. It may not display this or other websites correctly. He then used the air hammer with a large flat head like bit on it and slowly walked it out. 572 Posts . Or weld two so it can be filled and drained without removing the cover. Having a stripped oil pan drain plug is a very common problem on today’s vehicles. The oil drain plug is a threaded bolt made from a soft metal (like aluminum) with a sealing gasket tightened to the bottom or side of the engine oil pan. How are you going to put a notch in a recessed bolt (the fill plug) and use the same method he did? Tiny Bolt, Major Disaster. Well I thought the socket slipped off the bolt head when I tried breaking the last time. Of course i put my nearly stripped drain plug right back in … I decided I'd have to take the wheel off so I could bungee strap the wrench in a way to keep it from slipping off the bolt head so I could use a 5ft breaker bar to break the bolt loose.