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Drain Plug Bolt stripped out- what to do now?


 
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qadhafi
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: Drain Plug Bolt stripped out- what to do now? Reply with quote

So it was time for an oil change and wouldn't you know it- the damn bolt just turned...and turned.....and turned. I've tried prying and turning- no joy. I've tried wiggling with some vise grips...no dice. Someone suggested cutting the head off the bolt and trying to spin it out that way. I might try that. I am just out of ideas.

Worst case how much would a used oil pan go for in a boneyard?

For those of you that don't know.
94 YJ 4.0L.

Any ideas/suggestions/death threats?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno about an old one...but a new pan will set you back around $100 or so. If it were me, I would drop the pan and then see if I could get the plug out. You might get lucky and only the plug itself is screwed up (not the threads on the pan). It's worth a shot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be a good time to upgrade to a pan with a skid on it.. I think I have seen them In 4 wheel hardware for around $100...

Of course you are going to have to take the pan off anyway.. Then you might be able to get the plug out from the inside...

Good luck..

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, well I was thinking that if it comes to a new pan then one with a skid is definately going on.

I'll let you guys know how it goes off.
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