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    Re: Rounded drain plug

    I wouldn't hammer anything anywhere there. The bolt may be steel but the sump is a couple of mm of aluminum and easily cracked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyP636 View Post
    Id assume he took the picture from the bottom looking upwards
    OK, I screwed that up. What about smashing socket on? That's still a go amirite.
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    Re: Rounded drain plug

    Pipe wrench, if you can get one in there, will probably work wonders I agree. They make them in a variety of sizes, but the bigger one you can fit (extra leverage and meatier teeth) would be the best option.

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    Re: Rounded drain plug

    Waiting for the new drain plug to arrive before I attempt anything else

    Hopefully it'll be here tomorrow

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    Have you narrowed down the extraction method? This is getting exciting.
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    Re: Rounded drain plug

    Quote Originally Posted by HERBXX View Post
    A small good quality pipe wrench , might grab it..
    Works almost every time. Be sure to use a small pipe wrench.

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    Re: Rounded drain plug

    I find that a Torx bit sometimes works but all of these smashing-things-on-the-bolt methods can also further damage the bolt. The extractor bit is the safest bet.

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    Channel-lock Nutbuster. If I have the room this is my go too, even over the previously mentioned extractors.

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    Good time to invest in a nice tool like this^.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil_V View Post
    Channel-lock Nutbuster. If I have the room this is my go too, even over the previously mentioned extractors.

    Hmmmm......Channel lock seems to have stolen my wife's nickname

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    Re: Rounded drain plug

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bass View Post
    Hmmmm......Channel lock seems to have stolen my wife's nickname
    hmmm....how much ya gonna pay NOT to tell your wife what you said....????

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    Re: Rounded drain plug

    Was going​ to wait til Saturday but tried my luck anyways

    The culprit

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    Re: Rounded drain plug

    Thanks​ to everyone who offered their advice and to the ones who offered their help

    I tried the pipe wrench but there was very little clearance and I wasn't able to turn it after I got it around the bolt head

    I tried one of those fancy turbo sockets/bolt extractor sockets but they didnt work for me either





    In the end what worked was I found a high quality 12mm socket.. Tapped it on to the bolt...used as big of a extension I could fit and give it a nice tug

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    Re: Rounded drain plug

    Quote Originally Posted by abkdt41 View Post
    ...used as big of a extension I could fit and give it a nice tug
    The longest extension? Is that what you mean?

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    Re: Rounded drain plug

    Yes thats what I meant

    Didnt take a picture of the new bolt and washer

    (Replace them both)

    Used a torque wrench to tighten the bolt

    Last oil change was done by previous owner - hopefully nothing else is over torqued


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    Re: Rounded drain plug

    good on ya. I keep a length of pipe around for just that use. Slip it over the ratchet handle and from a couple feet away....torque.

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    Re: Rounded drain plug

    Some one mentioned using a Torch....if you don't have one, try to get a heat gun...I beleive Prince auto has one for cheap...penetrant and then heat gun on the aluminum around the nut should break it free...but I see you already got it out so congrats!
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    Those reverse thread bolt extractors work really well with impact wrenches. Were you using an impact or hand wrench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daught View Post
    Those reverse thread bolt extractors work really well with impact wrenches. Were you using an impact or hand wrench.
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    The set I got from CT had a round hole at the back instead of a square that would fit on a socket wrench

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    You put the extractor in a socket...

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