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#1 The Bear

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:37 PM

Hi guys,

 

Not a happy bunny at the moment lol went to drop the engine oil today and the bolts been rounded off by the previous owner/garage/dealer.

 

Mole grips didn't touch it and neither did my Irwin stud extractors (was just going to replace the sump bolt. I had a go at chiselling a cut and knocking it round with a punch but the bugger is welded and didn't even move!!! Never seen anything like it lol

 

Anyway, I can't and don't want to weld a new nut on so I'm left with the option of vacuuming it out.

 

Having done some research on the net it appears that most vacuum reviews are littered with ''the vacuum tube was too big to fit down the dipstick of my Focus''.

 

Does anyone have a link to one that will definitely work without having to buy it and then go to B&Q for adaptions?

 

Cheers guys.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:40 PM

Go to Argos and buy one of the mini desktop Henry the hoovers! Wee Henry will sort you right out! :lol:

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

cant you get a bite on the rounded nut using something a little more industrial, like a large monkey wrench.

this will tighten as you pull and the sharp teeth could cut into the surface and grip enough.

 

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:49 PM

TBH i don't know why but it's absolutely welded on! my stud extractor socket has always worked for me but this is on so tight it cut in and just rounded even more!

 

never seen anything like it :(



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:50 PM

Give it a good spray with WD40 and leave it over night to work in and give it another good bash :)

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

Give it a good spray with WD40 and leave it over night to work in and give it another good bash :)

already had plusgas on it over night :(



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:55 PM

From experience of removing very rusty fittings and very corroded aluminium glands etc from ships which have been blasted with salt for years, good stilsons should be enough

I hate mole grips, you cant really clamp them up tight enough and they are too short.

 

a big hammer and good chisel is also another very good method but it sounds like you have tried that.. i recently had to use this method to remove the sump plug on a mates bike

I take it you did use the chisel on the flatter part of the plug and not the part that 'was' the hex?



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:56 PM

ive got 1 of these.

http://www.amazon.co...c_df_B003G2YV1I

 

ive used it on my old tdi galaxy,havnt yet used it on my smax.

but i found it quite a decent bit of kit,think i got most of the oil out.

think a lot of the stealers are using very similar devices now,to stop the very thing the op is suffering from.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:57 PM

Coming from a gas engineer id say heat it up with a blowtorch and crack the nut then but I dont think it would be a good idea with it being the oil sump lol. You could try using a big set of stilsons to grip the head and a hammer. The longer the handle the more leverage you'll get on it

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:01 PM

thanks for the input guys.

 

someone else mentioned the stilsons. really not trying to sound negative but i only just got my set of molegrips on it as the position of the drain bolt appears slightly recessed against the pan and theres no room to really get anything around it. these things are sent to try us, huh ;)

 

gregors, thats the one i was looking at (really dont want to spend a billion on it). did the tube fit down your dipstick.. if that doesnt sound too gross :)



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:02 PM

also re heating it up.... i've never done that and i dont have a blowtorch sadly :( and as you say... bit of a dodgy place lol



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

thanks for the input guys.

 

someone else mentioned the stilsons. really not trying to sound negative but i only just got my set of molegrips on it as the position of the drain bolt appears slightly recessed against the pan and theres no room to really get anything around it. these things are sent to try us, huh ;)

 

gregors, thats the one i was looking at (really dont want to spend a billion on it). did the tube fit down your dipstick.. if that doesnt sound too gross :)

PMSL :lol:

 

sorry but that did make me giggle a bit



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:04 PM

Welcome to my world! There never enough space to get to the nut on boilers but hey when there's a will theres a way. Try a set of 12" waterpump pliers. Gasman/plumbers main tool lol work on just about any nut

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:08 PM

Thanks guys, ill see if i can pinch one from college B)



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:08 PM

http://www.tradecoun...-pliers_-7.html

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