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Loosening stubborn oil drain plug...
Posted 21 November 2005 - 10:53 PM
No power tools or breaker bar at my disposal...
Posted 21 November 2005 - 10:56 PM
Posted 21 November 2005 - 10:58 PM
Hmm... I'll try that. Thanks
Tap the end of the plug, like you were driving a nail, not full blows, but some love taps, and then try and tighten it, but not a lot, then it should let go and free up.
Posted 21 November 2005 - 11:31 PM
Posted 22 November 2005 - 04:31 AM
Posted 22 November 2005 - 06:09 AM
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 08:47 AM
Posted 22 November 2005 - 02:32 PM
I have had good luck with that and stubborn bolts.
Posted 22 November 2005 - 03:48 PM
Yeah, took off the skid plate. About to try this again...
does your subaru have a skid plate ,if so remove it first ,much easier to gey to plug, i found that out
Posted 22 November 2005 - 04:07 PM
Posted 22 November 2005 - 04:26 PM
To prevent this, change the crush washer. They last for about 3 oil changes before they get too flat to seal, and then the torque requirements on the plug get so high that it becomes way too much work to remove.
Posted 22 November 2005 - 06:39 PM
Posted 22 November 2005 - 10:18 PM
and a hammer to tap the tool to loosen, it works, BTDT
Posted 22 November 2005 - 10:29 PM
Haha, got it out. But not by any of the ways mentioned above. Maybe a combination?
Whatever you do to get it out, let us know. The suspense is killing me!
I tried spraying some WD-40 on it and waiting for a bit. Got back under and pulled/pushed away... no luck. I even tried tapping the wrench with a hammer to hopefully gain some slack... still nothing.
I was about to give up but decided to try using my 12" socket wrench and pull while on two feet from in front of the car. I swear I was about to pull the car off the jackstands and just like that the plug came loose.
Had to go out and buy a set of oil filter pliers to pull out the filter, but that's the easy part. I want a beer now.
Thanks again for all the suggestions!
Posted 23 November 2005 - 09:47 AM
That would suck to not be able to change your oil.
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