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Old 23 Aug 2009, 05:49 am
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Default How do i use a tap and die to remove oil plug?

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i've been advised to use a tap and die to remove an oil plug from my PT, but i have no idea how, can any1 help me please?
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Old 23 Aug 2009, 06:09 am
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You do not use a tap and die to remove the plug. You use it to fix the damage threads. If you do not know how to use a tap or die, this is not a job for you to fix. If not done right it will leak 24/7 and you could end up needing a new oil pan. $$$$$$
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Old 23 Aug 2009, 06:34 am
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i dont know what to do everything ive tried i just cant get the oil plug outand ive put engine flush in to.
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Old 23 Aug 2009, 12:09 pm
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Default Re: How do i use a tap and die to remove oil plug?

You can't get ahold of the plug?Vise grips,pipe wench?I agree,maybe you would be better off having some one a little more mechanically incline check it out.JMO
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Old 23 Aug 2009, 12:40 pm
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Default Re: How do i use a tap and die to remove oil plug?

as above take car to a good local garage as thay will have had this problem before and will have it removed in no time with damaging anything
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Old 23 Aug 2009, 01:01 pm
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Default Re: How do i use a tap and die to remove oil plug?

They have a engine flush in it so I wouldn't recommend driving it. At this point you have a couple of options: have some one weld a nut on it or drilling a hole in it, then use a "easy-out" and try that. BTW using the welder, just using heat may "unstick" it enough that you might get a grip on it.
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Old 23 Aug 2009, 03:14 pm
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Default Re: How do i use a tap and die to remove oil plug?

ive sorted it now. we had to take the oil pan off. tried welding a nut to it and the weld gave in first. even with the oil pan off and 2 mechanics with me the oil plug doesnt come off. it bent a claw hammer.
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Old 23 Aug 2009, 07:11 pm
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Damn, what do they have for an oil plug? Isn't it just a bolt? If it's not then it should be.
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Old 23 Aug 2009, 07:17 pm
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Drill the sumbeetch out!
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Old 23 Aug 2009, 09:55 pm
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A new oil pan in the works, or drill & retap this one...?
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