Stripped my oil filter plug trying to remove it & can't get it out...:banghead: Suggestions on how to remove it & where to get a new one?
Oops. Ha...I forgot the plug was a smaller hex size and was thinking it was like the size of a car's drain plug! That screwdriver suggestion prob didn't make much sense then. D U H :smoking:VolteS, what is this a picture of?
Thx for the reply!
I agree with Noel....if you intend to drill through it you would be advised to remove the engine casing from the bike first because if you end up with 'chips' from the damaged filler plug dropping into the motor you'll have to remove the casing anyway to collect them...and you cannot be sure you'll get them all. Definately EasyOut or a good center punch used as drift against a small 'punched' hole to get a little 'purchase' would be my first option...if no success then REMOVE the engine casing and use the left handed drill/remover. AND as Noel says use the correct 10mm tool for the job when you have a new replacement. Hope all goes well Cheers Brian... PS, as has already been said every thing on this bike is metric so if you are going to do 'any' work on it, best get a 'new' kit of tools.Geerod;
you said it was a 3/8" plug.....it not 3/8", its 10mm, you must use the correct tool for the job:wtf:
across the points a 3/8" Allen wrench measures 0.430"
a 10mm measures 0.450"
thats why you stripped it....
go to a machinist's supply or a real good hardware store and buy the largest EasyOut that will fit in the hole....
do NOT try the left handed drills, because they'll break through and dump chips into the motor:banghead:
put the EasyOut in the filler plug and give a good whack with a brass hammer.....then unscrew it.... never put side load on an EasyOut, they break and the only way to get them out is with carbide or diamond burrs or EDM :jsm::jsm:
CAG will have a replacement! :drummer:
FILLER PLUG mate ! ?:stickpoke I would love to see you get a pipe wrench on there.if vice grips dont work try a small pipe wrench. use a tool that has a round jaw rather then a straight jaw you will get a better bite. you will get it , no problemo :drummer: :smoking: grasshopper