Oil drain bolt
Posted March 13, 2010 - 01:59 PM
I need some help, today morning I wanted change oil but drain bolt at the bottom of the engine just turning around and around:banghead:.
Last time the oil was change in the garage so I dont know, maybe they damage the thread on the bolt.
Could anyone give me some tip what to do? Hopefully is not big deal.
Thanks a lot!
PS: Sorry for my english!
Posted March 14, 2010 - 04:53 AM
Posted March 14, 2010 - 06:19 AM
As long as its the bolt striped out and not the threads in the motor you should be fine. You need to get a flat blade screwdriver or something small and flat and drive it under the head of the bolt just enough to put pressure on the bolt while backing it out. That will usually get the threads to grab and it will come on out. A pair of vise grips works good also for downward pressure. If you have a welder you can also weld something onto the bolt so you can pull down on it for more leverage, I've done that before. The bolt is probably trash anyway.
I tried screwdriver and it is doesnt work...
What about if the threads in the motor are damaged? Is it big problem? Hopefully it will be ok because I have already enough with this stupid bike!!!
Posted March 14, 2010 - 09:09 AM
Posted March 14, 2010 - 01:04 PM
I the same happen to my bike , I took it K&S racing in Sittingbourne Kent & £25 later I had a new insert useing the same bolt . All good as new now !!!
Im quite far from Sittingbourne, but in that case i`ll try another garage.
Posted March 14, 2010 - 01:57 PM