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Triumph TR6 - Oil drain plug problem
|So this is kind of a follow up to the fuel leak issue. I changed out the fuel pump and now need to change the oil. Darn square head drain plug bolt is in there Like tight. I see that a 7/16 eight point socket is supposed to work but to no available I can feel the corners rounding. Now I haven't warmed the engine up because of the gas in the crank case oil. Any tips? As soon as that plug is out I will replace it with a hex bolt plug. I'm sure there is a replacement out there some where. (deep sigh)|
|Al, the best thing to do is get on that with a small pipe wrench or a pair of vise grips if it's already rounded off. You can't replace it with a bolt because it's a pipe thread, i.e. tapered. Go to any big box store and get I think it's a 1/4" pipe plug. Best thing would be take the old one with you. Run a few laps of teflon tape around it and put it back in place of the old one. Just not so tight!|
|I had the same experience with a TR-5. The plug would not yield to anything until it hot rounded off. The last resort was to weld a nut on to the plug and undo that.|
I hope this helps.
You can buy 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch tapered pipe thread plugs with hex heads. - a good plumbing store will have. I think it is bigger than 1/4 though. 1/2 inch seems to be what I estimate the size to be but my memory is dim.
Vise grips or pipe wrench will proabably be successful.
|Hi Al... since you live in Canada you might be aware of 'Krown Rust Control' outlets. They sell a product in a spray can called The Solution. It's awesome stuff and loosens anything I've had to deal with in past.|
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