Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 13:35:55 -0400
From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospampam myrealbox.com>
Subject: Re: sump-plug trouble


"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

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