Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 09:16:55 +0100
From: Mr.Nice. <mr.nicenospampam-clara.co.uk>
Subject: Re: sump-plug trouble


Twas Mon, 16 Aug 2004 13:35:55 -0400 when "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospampam myrealbox.com> put finger to keyboard producing: > >"Mr.Nice." <mr.nicenospampam-clara.co.uk> wrote in message >news:egq1i01g71qk0tn03map94kgpscg0rladonospamcom... >> Twas Mon, 16 Aug 2004 16:46:41 +0100 when Grunff <grunffnospam.com> put >> finger to keyboard producing: >> >> >Mr.Nice. wrote: >> >> I'm having trouble removing the sump plug from my wifes 1990 saab 9000 >> >> turbo. >> >> it simply will not turn. >> >> I use a spanner at first then moved to a socket, now I've been trying >> >> a grippy plumbers tool thing but it is just destroying the head of the >> >> bolt and won't turn the plug. >> >> Does anyone have any suggstions? >> > >> > >> >You need a 6 point socket. If it's too late and you've rounded the plug >> >too much, my favourite trick is to weld a steel bar onto it and turn. >> >> I tried a 6 point socket early on but it wouldn't budge, when I used a >> long bar it started the rounding. >> >> I don't have any welding gear available sadly. > >You should consider bringing it somewhere that does before you get it really >buggered up. I just can't imagine a drainplug being in so tight you can >round the head with a 6 point socket unless the socket is crappy or the >wrong size. > >-Fred W > The socket was 'CK' and good quality, and the right size, the effort I put into turning it, it doesn't surprise me it rounded off. I am wondering now if any welds I put onto the bolt head may also give as the turning force I've applied so far is massive. I will seriously consider trying it though. Regards. Mark.(AKA, Mr.Nice.) -- ___________________________________________________________ "Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be" - Edward Weston. www.markvarleyphoto.co.uk - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/markvarleyphoto ___________________________________________________________ ................................................................ Posted via TITANnews - Uncensored Newsgroups Access >>>> at http://www.TitanNews.com <<<< -=Every Newsgroup - Anonymous, UNCENSORED, BROADBAND Downloads=-

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