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Overtightened primary drain plug

Discussion in 'Fluids!!' started by Thisguyisthelimit, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Thisguyisthelimit

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    So I went to drain my primary and realized the drain plug was so overtightened from the last guy that it's stripped. Is this going to cause some issues in the near future? How do I get it out of there?
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Well you should be able to get it out with an easy out and the threads are probably fine.

    I'm guessing your saying that the plug is stripped. BTW it's actually a T30 star bit...not an Allen key

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    The head of the bolt is stripped.
     
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    Can you attach a picture for us to see?
     
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    BOLT??????????? Yeah, we need a pic of this!!!!
     
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    Maybe bolt was the wrong terminology. The plug is stripped out to a perfect circle. Can't loosen it.
     

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    Access is an issue. On mine, we put it on a lift, secured the front end, and jacked up the rear end until we could get at it, and used a hammer to drive in either a star or an Allen. That worked.
    I think someone on this forum described a time when he had to lay his bike on a blanket on the grass outside in order to get at the underside...it sure would give you an advantage over trying to get it out with only four inches between the plug and the ground.
     
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    Jack the bike up enough to get a drill under it. Use a 1/8th drill bit and very carefully drill up thru the center of the plug. Then you can screw it out with an easy out. A right angle drill motor works really well.hope this helps. If you use this method flush the primary with a little oil before putting the new plug in. Most of the chips will or should hang on the magnet attached to the top of the plug.
     
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    Could always open your inspection cover and use an evacuation pump to get most of the fluid, then remove outer primary and work on getting the drain plug out while its on a bench.
     
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    :agree:Why not just take the cover off, clean up the mess and work on it on your work bench where you can easily get access to it.
     
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    Do you like guru said it is a lot easier. On a side note, If the threads are messed up and you decide to put a pipe plug in it be very careful. The pipe plug is tapered and will crack the housing if you over tighten. Try to stick with the original o-ring design.
     
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    A much easier job than screwed up threads. Like some suggest above, take the cover off and work on it while on a bench. A drill and an easy out will have that plug out in no time. New plug can be had from Donna.
     
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    The Kaptin has new plugs. I started replacing every one I run across, that's starting to look bad.
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    The threads on the plug are 1/8''-27 straight pipe. Same thread as a pipe nipple, just the threads are straight not tapered.
     
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    I was assuming he didn't want to go that deep into the repair. It's really easy with the drill.
     
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    Order a new plug from wild steed werx. A large easy-out will turn that out of there. I found one that's just a bit larger than the hole, tapped it in there gently and then turned it out and replaced the plug. It's got a torque spec of like 16ftlbs or something like that--it's really low. You just need to set that plug, not tighten the crap out of it.
     
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