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Old 06 Apr 2014, 10:24 am
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Unhappy drain plug T350 trans

In the world of nothing is easy I tried to change my trans fluid in my 67 PT with manual T350.

I expected a regular hex bolt for the drain plug and found I think a Torx. The closest I have looks like a T50 the next size I have is T55 too big the T50 is just loose enough to believe if I tried to loosen it I would round it off. Anyone know the correct size and type of this bolt or a special tool. I also tried my SAE and metric hex wrench nothing comes close. Would like to do this myself as I just had to surrender replacing my sway bar bushings to my mechanic as I broke a bolt and the others looked like the same would happen. THANKS Mike
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Old 06 Apr 2014, 07:21 pm
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Default Re: drain plug T350 trans

When I changed the trans fluid in my '01 I think it was just a regular bolt at the bottom of the trans... I don't recall needing anything special. It is labeled 'drain' on the case of the transmission.
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Old 07 Apr 2014, 09:33 am
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Default Re: drain plug T350 trans

Pretty sure I got the right spot. It is where the manual says but shows a regular bolt. To my chagrin it is not. Looks like a T50 but since I'm pretty sure it most likely has never been changed my T50 looks like if it is a very tight it will round off the bolt. Thinking of grinding down the T50 bit as the bolt is very shallow.
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Old 14 Apr 2014, 11:37 am
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Got the plug out and did the trans fluid change.

What I did was buy a cheap set of TORX bits and ground down the T50 until it flared out a bit. That made the bit a little tighter and was able to get the plug out. Thankfully it was not extremely tight.
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Old 14 Apr 2014, 12:27 pm
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Default Re: drain plug T350 trans

looked at mine, it was a regular bolt like rcktpwrd said. glad you found something that fit.
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