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05-31-2007, 07:53 PM
Mother F**kers at Valvoline put my damn oil drain plug in WAY WAY WAY too tight, and now I just tried to loosen to do an oil change. I was stupid by trying to loosen it with a 12 point combo wrench, but normally, a 12 point will take it off just fine. After it started to round off, I switched to a 6 point socket, but now, it's so ****ing rounded I can't get it off at all. It just won't ****ing budge and the socket keeps slipping off. So before it got completely round I just threw a hissy fit and packed it up. Damn it.
So now, my question is how can I get this damn plug out? I really really don't want to drill it out, but if it comes to that, then I guess I'll have to.
And lastly, how do I reset the change oil light?
05-31-2007, 08:08 PM
...And lastly, how do I reset the change oil light?
HOW TO: Turn off Change Oil Light (http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=987)
05-31-2007, 08:10 PM
Do you have any idea how to get that plug out?
05-31-2007, 08:11 PM
...Do you have any idea how to get that plug out?
Sorry, I don't.
05-31-2007, 08:28 PM
A damn big pair of channel locks
05-31-2007, 08:49 PM
or get a smaller 12 point....somthing within range and pound it on the bolt head with a hammer...
05-31-2007, 08:56 PM
I had to use a small pipe wrench the other day to get mine off..The dummy who owned it before had it all rounded off also,so i know how PO'ed you were..Then i just went to the parts store for a a few bucks and bought a new one..Good luck man
Get an extra screw.
Take it to somewhere.
Tell them to change your oil, and ask if they could do you a favor and change the screw for you, since you haven't changed it in a little while.
Blamo, problem solved.
05-31-2007, 10:15 PM
mine was really rounded as well. i took some vice grips to it. i have a new plug for my oil change this weekend. $5 at the dealership :)
06-01-2007, 12:40 AM
I got a new plug. When I do the first oil change on any car I just bought, I always get a new plug and gasket.
Xtreemgagt00, I'll try that. It was a 15mm, so I guess I give a 14 a shot.
If that doesn't work, I think I may be taking it over to the dealer and tell them to get that damn plug out.
06-01-2007, 01:00 AM
Try heating up the plug also. Its worked for me before but you got to watch out and not catch the excess oil on the outside of the pan to get on fire. lol
06-01-2007, 12:14 PM
If the 14mm won't really fit on there you might try a standard size wrench and go from there.
That or you can buy a set of EZ-outs from Sears. You'll use them again I'm sure.
06-01-2007, 04:24 PM
weld another one to it. and the light thing mine you have to depress the gas pedal 3 times in 5 seconds before the beep. turn the key to on but not the car prees the gas pedal 3 times in 5 seconds then turn the car all the way on and it should go off (2004ga way)
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