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Thoughts on removing oil pan drain plug? Seized worse than I have ever seen. Now beginning to strip. I have changed oil twice by dropping the sensor, but would prefer to do it the correct way. Already have a replacement plug.
 

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can you take the pan off? All the way off? if so, take it off and drill it out. Possibly replace with a Fumoto.
 

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I'd drop the pan and get a new pan. It's not worth the effort to drill it out IMHO.
 

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Yeah I have thought of this as well. Back in the day when I was in mechanic school, we would pound a metric over a standard and chuck the socket and plug in the trash. But, not in this case. See what I can come up with. Probably a new pan.
 

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Yeah - i'm sure someone on here has a spare pan. Like doughy.
 

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What?
Get these out with nice and sharp teeth:


Close it as hard as possible. A chisel and hammer can also do wonders.
I've seen plenty of seized drain plugs over the years. Always worked
 

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I'll holler. Thanks guys.
 

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What?
Get these out with nice and sharp teeth:


Close it as hard as possible. A chisel and hammer can also do wonders.
I've seen plenty of seized drain plugs over the years. Always worked
Haha, don't think I haven't tried. I may give it another go.
 

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Hit it with an impact if it's not to stripped. Just for a split second though.

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I'd definitely apply some heat that always helps

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Chances are his plug was cross threaded by some ahole with an impact gun.
 

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I'm not saying to ever use an impact on a normal oil change. Actually I teach against it with the techs I train. But a little zip to brake it loose can help alot.

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The hex is stripping? What tool are you using on it? Try a good 6 point socket instead of things that are looser or have smaller contact patches. Getting the right bite on it can make all the difference.
 

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6 point socket on half inch impact and be ready for a mess lol. Or you could use an air hammer with a chisel bit to break it loose. Worse comes to worse, take it to a professional if you do not feel comfortable and before it gets any worse. There is a reason technicians spend thousands of dollars on high quality tools.
 

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The threads on our pans are the same as our park plugs, 14mm. You could use a spark plug as a drain plug, or an oxygen sensor for that matter if you needed a temporary one.
This also means that thread repair kits are readily available.

Get the old one out any way you can. This could include welding a nut to it if you access to a mig welder.
 

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Take off oil pan, take oil pan to machine shop that knows what they are doing. Taking the oil pan off is pretty easy.

My local shop charges like $25-35 and they have gotten some badly rounded off stuff. At this point it's cheaper to pay them to get broken off fasteners out vs me wasting a bunch of money on easy outs, reverse drill bits, carbide bits for the dremmel ect.
 

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If you don't want to take off the oil pan - break-out the dremel (or small angle grinder) with a cut-off wheel - and do this....



By cutting some meaty flats you will have enough surface to get some decent leverage.

Be careful with impact wrenches as others have done this:

 
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