stripped head on oil drain plug
Posted November 27, 2005 - 08:20 PM
Posted November 27, 2005 - 09:17 PM
Posted November 27, 2005 - 09:37 PM
Posted November 27, 2005 - 09:50 PM
heapend to me twice.
anybody have any advice on getting a stripped oil drain bolt out? It is a zip ty plug which I think is aluminum and is very soft. head is completely rounded and a corner is broken off. vise grips just grind off more of the head. would it best to use an easy out or tap it? HELP!!!!!!
the easy way us to lay your bike, take flat chisel and hammer and punch it from the side.
it will be open for sure but you have to replace the drain bolt.
drill it and tap it out can cause chips going into your gear and engine.
Posted November 27, 2005 - 10:43 PM
Posted November 27, 2005 - 11:03 PM
Posted November 28, 2005 - 07:31 AM
If it doesn't catch hard enough to spin the bolt out, worst-case is now you have a hole in the bolt to use your easy-out in.
Posted November 28, 2005 - 09:00 AM
Posted November 28, 2005 - 02:11 PM
Posted November 28, 2005 - 05:00 PM
You've got a magnet on the inside of that bolt, and if you drill through the chips from the magnet are going to attach themselves to parts of the engine that should not have magnet chips attached.
If you drill it and find that you went too far and broke ANY part of the magnet on the inside, you need to save what's left, split the case, fish out the pieces, and put the "magnet puzzle" back together to make sure that nothing is left in there.
Posted November 29, 2005 - 08:25 AM
Posted November 29, 2005 - 10:00 AM
One other option... If you have a tap and die set, tap your pilot hole with left-hand threads. Then go find a left hand threaded bolt and sink it into your drain bolt, then when that bolt tightens, you're working out your drain bolt. Key here is to make STRONG left-hand threads so you can get some torque on it...
Posted November 29, 2005 - 08:47 PM
Posted November 30, 2005 - 08:26 AM