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How do I remove rear diff drain plugs?
Posted 31 August 2005 - 05:00 PM
Posted 31 August 2005 - 05:23 PM
In the past, I have used what is called "key stock", which can be found at most hardware stores. These are small pieces of square hardened steel bar stock and come in a few standard sizes. Hopefully, one will fit. Then, simply apply an open-end wrench and turn.
I know of others (on non-Subaru vehicles) where the square drive of a ratchet will do the trick. You may have to improvise by using shims if the fit is not tight enough.
Whatever you do, please open the filler plug first, not the drain plug.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 06:05 PM
Posted 31 August 2005 - 06:32 PM
you WILL need a breaker bar, ive done pull ups on breaker bars trying to get the plug out.
Posted 01 September 2005 - 04:52 PM
Posted 01 September 2005 - 07:59 PM
I wish I had a lift and a big garage. It would make life so much easier...
Posted 01 September 2005 - 08:10 PM
Posted 01 September 2005 - 08:15 PM
Posted 01 September 2005 - 10:42 PM
1/2" impact.. BRAAP, and it's out. Going in, finger tight plus one turn.
Posted 02 September 2005 - 06:05 PM
You might make a mistake and forget to put the drain plug back in before you start to refill it, or you might drop the car on your chest... OUCH!!
I love beer, and I love working on cars and motorcycles, but I try not to do too much at the same time.
If I am going to drink a little.... I will be ok as a mechanic.
If I am going to drink a lot... Well, let's just put those tools away before someone gets hurt.
P.S. I already had 4 beers, so I will not work on the subaru, but I am going outside to work on the 1982 Suzuki GS450.
Posted 03 September 2005 - 08:28 PM
Posted 03 September 2005 - 08:34 PM
Got the diff Oil changed. No probem getting fill and drain plugs out with a 1/2 drive. But I noticed I had quite a bit of grey sludge on the magnet. Is this normal or should I be concerned?
thats normal, ive never seen a diff with out the shavings/ mush.
Posted 03 September 2005 - 08:40 PM
I think it is ok.
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