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Old 09-15-2010, 11:14 PM
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1953 chevy oil plug need to remove it

i have a 1953 chevy it has a 235 straight six
i need to remove the plug were the oil return
line go's for the oil filter i can't get it out any idea's

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Old 09-16-2010, 01:00 AM
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Heat the area around the plug to a dull red, then smush a candle up against the plug and let the wax weep into the threads. That has worked a time or two.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:28 PM
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X2 on the heat, Richard i have never used a candle but i will remember this.
I can see how it would work when the wax gets into the threads makes perfect sense. . Thank you i just love to learn.


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Old wrecking yard trick is to smack the head of the bolt with a hammer. Give it a few "good" whacks, should break loose with no problem. Heat is another good idea, but with dealing with oil you might end up with the oil catching on fire.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:26 PM
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ok well it not a bolt it more of a square head plug
it about the size of a 7mm -8mm bolt but the thing
is i dont have a good way of getting it out so that
is were the prob is so i know the heat would work but
then how do you get a grip to get it out

thanks for the help and ideas
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You could try an 8 point socket.
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Put a bigger nut over it, Weld the center of the nut to the plug... Fill in the hole in the nut.. It will give you something to put a wrench on, Plus the heat will also help.. I got many out this way.. Hope this helps..
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Could you just not just drill it out and tap bigger threads?
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:54 PM
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Well see thats what i was thinking but just was not sure how big i needed to
go see i was going to drill it out to fit a 5\16 line and go from their but was not sure see i have seen some people use metal line and not the rubber see i have both so what way to go
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Well see thats what i was thinking but just was not sure how big i needed to
go see i was going to drill it out to fit a 5\16 line and go from their but was not sure see i have seen some people use metal line and not the rubber see i have both so what way to go

Try drilling a small hole in the plug first and using an easy out on it. You may have to grind it flat and use a center punch to get the bit to stay center. Then if it comes out you can just use another regular plug. If it wont come out with the easy-out then I wouldn't drill it any bigger than you need to to get the very next size tap in there. I think rubber fuel line would be fine for a guy like me but metal brake line is obviously better and I think it looks nicer too.
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Apply heat first, candle if you like or a good penetrant (brake free, Kroil, Zep 45 etc) reheat again and tighten the plug. Yes tighten. Then reheat and remove the plug. This is the method I use most often with good results.
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well i have tryed a lot of things but i have yet to get it out
i just wish i had a good source of heat so i could get this done
now im driving the car every day see the car was not built with
a oil filter so i got a factory set up and need the plug gone so i
can hook this up i will try some more things and well let yall know
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