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Old 05-14-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
 
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Default Stripped oil plug.

I just bought a '93 Civic HB and when I bought it home to give it an oil change I found that the oil plug is stripped out. I might be able to unscrew it if I try hard enough, I just wanted to know if anybody knew any tricks that I don't know about to get it off.
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weld something to it and unscrew it and get a new one
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Not bad, will need to drive it to my Dad's for a welder. Any other ideas before I go do that instead?
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Get a grinder, knotch a groove in the center, get your biggest/heaviest flathead, try from there. You can try Vise-Grips.
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That'll work. Thanks. Tried the vicegrips. They just slipped around on the plug like the wrench did. Someone did a real number on it, multiple times.

If whoever did this was stupid enough to not only strip the oil drain plug, but to keep using it and stripping it more and more each time -- now I have to look at every single facet of this car to see what other stupid crap might have been done to it.
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Worst case senario, you have to pull the oil pan while its full ($#@%$#@mess) and replace it with one that has a good plug.
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Use a plumber's pipe wrench
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Get a grinder, knotch a groove in the center, get your biggest/heaviest flathead, try from there. You can try Vise-Grips.
Click the image to open in full size. Or use a dremal or something
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You could get a socket that is smaller than the plug bolt right now and hammer it on there and then see if that works. The socket should be expendable though.
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get a strip bolt remover from Sears. It is like $20. Make sure you buy the metric version.

worked for my stripped bolted on the CAT.

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Default Re: Stripped oil plug. (Slipjack)

yeah i would try the pipe wrench casue i had the same problem, and it came of in the first try. or if you have to you might have to get a bolt extractor form auto zone. and as far as gettin a new one you can get it from honda with a new crush washer for like 4 bucks, thats what i did. good luck
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get a strip bolt remover from Sears. It is like $20. Make sure you buy the metric version.

worked for my stripped bolted on the CAT.

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i would suggest this too. i bought a set and have never regretted it. i have taken out many stripped bolts.
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Those things are pure ****. Get a pipe wrench.
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I just ran into the same problem. I took the pan off and drilled out the hole and welded a 3/8" pipe fititng in. (flush with inside pan) then using a 3/8 pipe plug as a drain plug
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pipe wrench should work. just be sure to have a replacement plug on hand when you finally get the stripped one ut.
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