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Ve diff bolts stuck

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so I’ve got a 2012 ve sedan and the diff drain and fill up plug won’t come off. I’ve tried as hard as I can with my 8mm Allen key but for some reason they wont budge I’ve tried using my breaker bar other end but still no luck.
Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Are you using a hex key socket? Shouldn't be that tight.
Worst case try some heat first.
 

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Are you using a hex key socket? Shouldn't be that tight.
Worst case try some heat first.
I assume so I mean I picked up the 4.58 25 Allen key set craft right from Bunnings which has an 8mm hex Allen key. I’ve used a hammer and everything but no luck. Though car has been siting in the garage for a week not sure if that’s the issue of being too cold
 

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No I’ve got a hex Allen key 8mm
 

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With a short head
 

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Tap it with a hammer, Brass or Copper Hammer, not a STEEL hammer.
I said Tap it, not BASH it ! :D and it should shock it, to be able to loosen it.
Yes, a Hex set should do it [decent set] with a breaker bar, and make sure it the correct size,
because if you use an under size hex drive, and you round it out, you can guess the result, :eek:
you will end up kicking yourself for not using the correct size. :mad:
 
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if its super tight it will cost a little more but get a good impact allen key socket so its stronger and wont distort as easily as the non impact
 
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