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removing a rounded sump plug

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by idb, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. idb

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    hey all i just got vx s pack and i thought i mite change its oil and i found that da old owner has rounded the sump plug. I tryed removing it with every thing i can think of but still no luck Can any one here give me some clues to removing it or is there any tools which are good at removing rounded off bolts thanks for reading this and your input idb
     
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    get some inox and some screw extractors.
     
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    If desperate to get it off and your obviously replacing it anyway. Drill a drillbit sideways through the top of the sump and remove drill leaving the drillbit through the sump. . Then use hammer on the drillbit as leverage.

    Other option i often thought about was welding a small rod or chunk of metal onto the sump and using that as leverage. Never tested it so you'll probably blow up if you try it.
    Good luck mate
     
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    Dayvo Because i can

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    Try using a pair of stilsons , They are a bit like an adjustable spanner .The more leveridge you use to undo the nut , the more they clamp onto it which reduces slipping off the nut and rounding it off even more.
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Yep, stilsons are good. If all else fails tack weld a nut on the plug to get it off.
     
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    stilsons or vicegrips...the way to go!
     
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    +1 best options
     
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    Surely you can get it off with a pair of vice grips.
     
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    vice grips or a small socket and smash it on with a hammer.. You wont be able to use the socket again though id expect.
     
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    Use a hammer and chisel, hit it anti clockwise and it will come off. Do not go hitting a drill bit with a hammer if you dont want bits of drill in you skin. Do not smash a socket on it as you will most probably crack the sump as its only think cast aluminium.

    Doubt vice grips or stillsons will get it off either. It needs a quick sharp tap to crack it.

    Just think about it. How tight is it on there if the last owner rounded the head off???? Bloody tight.
     
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    kcpwns Kicker - Livin' Loud :)

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    i had the same problem on my vy...i found welding a nut onto the existing sump nut was the easiest way :)
    make sure ya dont earth out the welder near anything electronic on the car tho..
     
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    It could be loose as a goose. I've seen wallies round of loose nuts by using the wrong tools. Once they're rounded they might as well be welded in though.
     
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    thanks evey one for your help ill give it a go on da weekend
     
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    You could also use a dremel or similar tool to flatten off 2 sides of it so you can get the vice grips onto it.
     
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    Thats a good idea ,or grind the sides down so you can fit a spanner on . If the vice grips slip then your back where you started
     
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    Vice grips or Stilsons would be just about guarenteed to work, it can't be THAT tight or it would have just stripped the thread.
     
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    ^ In which case you'd need to re-tap the thread also =\...

    But yeah, vice grips~!
     
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    Vice grips slip and you bash your hand. Stilsons are the way to go.
     
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    get the smaller size down socket and hammer it on. Or use a single hex socket of the same size instead. If that fails, use a pair of vicegrips and squeeze the tits off the c*nt.
     
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    replace the engine
     

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