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stuck differential plug
« on: Sep 19, 2013, 02:43:20 PM »
I am not sure if this goes here in this part of the forum or in the differential section since this could apply to multiple areas. I have a stuck differential filler plug. Normally if I was just an ordinary stuck bolt I would douse it in a little penetrating oil then a bit later get after it with a torch. However I am a little concerned to hit the plug with heat. Any suggestions here?

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Re: stuck differential plug
« Reply #1 on: Sep 19, 2013, 02:50:43 PM »
Worst ones in the past I have welded a piece of rod to as a breaker bar, then you can usually get them out no problem. It gives you the heat and something to grab it with all in one motion.
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Re: stuck differential plug
« Reply #2 on: Sep 19, 2013, 02:58:54 PM »
I definitely never thought of that one. Unfortunately I do not have a welded I wonder if I  could epoxy a rod to it. I guess I could always take it down to the local weld shop

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Re: stuck differential plug
« Reply #3 on: Sep 19, 2013, 07:05:18 PM »
I'll bet a liberal amount of JB weld would work as long as you make some grinder marks for it to bond to.  I would probably heat it up too.  It would be fun to see if it works anyway...

Rod stock, an old wrench, whatever seems to fit the occaision.
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Re: stuck differential plug
« Reply #4 on: Sep 19, 2013, 07:44:07 PM »
id go for the welding shop

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Re: stuck differential plug
« Reply #5 on: Sep 19, 2013, 07:47:41 PM »
Don't put them in so tight...

Is it stripped? Use a cheater bar or pipe wrench.
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Re: stuck differential plug
« Reply #6 on: Sep 23, 2013, 06:28:44 PM »
Thank you for your help, it finally came off after hitting it with the torch and PB Blaster.

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Re: stuck differential plug
« Reply #7 on: Sep 23, 2013, 07:55:53 PM »
Another trick could be to use a Dremel to cut a ridge into the side of the plug facing the counter clockwise direction, and use a hammer and a flat head screw driver or dull chisel on this ridge to hammer and slowly rotate the plug out.

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Re: stuck differential plug
« Reply #8 on: Sep 24, 2013, 11:09:34 AM »
I've used an air chisel.........
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