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Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 15:41:17 GMT
From: John B <rotten_NOSPAM_nospam.org>
Subject: stripped drain plug bolt head


While changing my oil recently, I managed to strip the the bolt head on the drain plug. The edges on the bolt were already slightly worn. That situation, combined with the bolt being over-torqued (not my doing) and using a 12-point socket was a recipe for disaster. After it was too stripped to use any sort of wrench, I used a vice grip on it, which stripped it even more. Fortunately, I found out that Sears makes handy tools called "Bolt-Out," which are designed for removing rounded-off or rusted bolts. I picked up a set of these things, and it worked like a charm. Disaster averted, drain plug replaced, and properly torqued. Lessons learned: 1. Beware of over-torqued drain plugs 2. Use 6-point sockets whenever possible 3. The Sears bolt remover sockets are really handy. I believe Irwin makes a similar product. (No, I do not work for Sears or Irwin) John

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