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I swear to god I'm about to buy another oil pan and say 'screw it!'. I've tried everything, hammering on a smaller size wrench/socket, vice grip, and chisel and hammer. I swear were did Chrysler get the idea of using aluminum drain plugs?

Does anyone have any types on getting this Mother [censored] out? I'm about to get the meanest most badass vice grip from hell and just go ape on it untill either the head breaks off or I rip the oil pan off from the bottom of the engine.
 

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OH yeah I forgot about those....

I still want to vice grip the hell out of it tho....
 

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my first oil change on my focus i coundnt get the damn plug off either. i took it to my buddy and he bent a 1/2 inch wrentch trying to get the damn thing off.
 

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If you are already going that route, why don't you get a bolt extractor and get a new drain plug for the car?



Under $20 at Sears.
i need just that for my rounded out endlink bolt!

sweet!
 

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thats what you get for owning a chrysler vehicle
Hey this chrysler own vehicle can whoop 90% of this forum entire userbase.


I got it out. DIdnt want spend anymore money on tools, but I went ahead and buy the bolt extrator kit. $21 and I suppose I'll be able to use it at work if I ever find another rounded out bolt.
 

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Stupid question, but did you try running the vehicle for 5 or so minutes to heat it up a bit? Any time i've had an issue with a stuck drain plug, I just run the car which expands the oil pan enough to pop it loose.
 

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Stupid question, but did you try running the vehicle for 5 or so minutes to heat it up a bit? Any time i've had an issue with a stuck drain plug, I just run the car which expands the oil pan enough to pop it loose.
Oh it was very hot. I could tell because it nearly burn my eye out when a piece of it fell on my eyebrow. Thank god I wear glasses.
 

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...and while we're on the subject:

Folks, DON'T overtighten your oil filter or drain plug!

...and if you sense that it is getting rounded out or worn out... replace it!
 

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...and while we're on the subject:

Folks, DON'T overtighten your oil filter or drain plug!

...and if you sense that it is getting rounded out or worn out... replace it!
if i remember right i think its only 18 ft-lbs. someone correct me if im wrong
 

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i feel you pain .. my wifes plymouth breeze sufferrd the same fate of stripped plug from over tightening ..

and i didnt even tighten that hard .. just snug and quarter turn .. next time around i extracted the plug with what looked liek a spring around the bolt .. turns out it was the threads of the pan ..


some gorrila snot and the bolt wrapped in gauze held it for a week for a new pan to arrive and a large pizza and a buddies help and shop lift later back to good ..

damn chysler and hter aluminuim junk ..
 
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