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Old December 15th, 2016, 12:58 PM
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I've never seen loctite on a drain plug before..... Any ideas as to how to unscrew it without rounding off the head?

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Default Re: Loctite on oil drain plug

Use a good 6 point socket. do not use a wrench or 12 point, might be thread sealant not loctite If it won't come loose clean the area really good and heat the drain plug with a propane torch.
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Default Re: Loctite on oil drain plug

I second the sealant thought. It doesn't look like locktite to me. Just gray sealant. It should twist right off after you get it broke loose.
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Default Re: Loctite on oil drain plug

It's pretty rounded off. I reckon I might be looking at a situation where I don't touch it until I have a replacement.... It's not leaking, so I'm a bit hesitant to mess with something that's not causing me dramas, yet. Having said that, I've been looking at replacing the plug with a fumato or ezi-drain. Anyone here had experience with something like that on a similar vehicle? I've not used one before... They look awesome. But, I'm not a fan of gimmicky stuff that doesn't actually work.
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If you get the old plug out. I can send you a good one.
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Default Re: Loctite on oil drain plug

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If you get the old plug out. I can send you a good one.
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This is possibly a silly question, but is there a standard size that these plugs came in?

I think I might have to get creative to get it out LOL.

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Default Re: Loctite on oil drain plug

I know I am late to the movie but just a tip for future. When I run into a rounded plug I weld a short bolt or nut to it and then remove it. In the industry that I work in this happens at least 3 times a week.. sometimes 20 a day. I never drill and easy out anything. Takes too long. If it is a broken off bolt that is flush.. drill a hole half the diameter and a couple hundrec.f.d thou deep. Build it up with spot welds at high heat until you have something to weld a bolt to. I rarely spend more than 2 minutes extracting a rounded or broken bolt. Especially useful on exhaust manifolds and heads.

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