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For the life of me, I can't remove the oil filler plug on the 910R!

As I normally do when I work on things mechanical, I made sure that I could get to everything and loosen things I needed to remove later. The sump plug was very tight, but I managed to undo it - but I can't budge the top plug (see pic below).

Does anyone have any ideas/hints/tips? Does the engine have to be hot in order for the plug to loosen etc.?

Thanks in advance!

 

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Make sure you have the hex fully inserted. Don't try to apply steady pressure, instead give a few jolts to break it loose. If I remember correctly mine was tight. I had warmed up the engine before draining the oil but it wasn't very hot by the time I pulled the filler plug.
 

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Thanks Koop. I did have the hex fully inserted, but I'll give the jolting a try.
 

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use the hex, if you cant undo it by hand, put a closed wrench small enough to catch the end of the hex on it, this will give you more leverage, sort of like a breaker bar kinda. I use tools all the times, those hex wrenches can be a pain. Next time save yourself the trouble and buy a set of T handle hex wrenches or a socket set of hexes with the ratchet.
 

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I use sockets from snap-on so can fit all the usual bars and ratchets to them. Also you can then use an impact wrench to give it a jolt ans save the nut. Bit too far for a run to try mine?
 

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Thanks guys.

That depends john348 - where are you? :)
 

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I'm on the way! It should have worked itself loose by the time I get there! :)
 

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Its a little extreme but as a last resort I would use an impact wrench.
 
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