Oil Drain Plug Stuck

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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby f5fstop » Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:24 pm

PhilD wrote:
The Other Rob wrote:Whoever put those lugs on the last time must have used something like this to have done it...
:lol: :lol: :lol:

We broke a bunch of 1/2" drives and extensions trying to remove an axle nut on 2-H2's H2 once. They must have used the same tool to put it on :wall: :wall: :wall:


The are torqued to 179 lbs of torque. I always use a breaker bar (and someone else if possible) to remove axle nuts.
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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby PhilD » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:53 pm

f5fstop wrote:The are torqued to 179 lbs of torque. I always use a breaker bar (and someone else if possible) to remove axle nuts.
His truck is lifted and the lift installer tightened them. They were way above 179, we must have put 300+ lbs/ft on them and all we did was break tools.
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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby KevinA » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:24 am

PhilD wrote:
f5fstop wrote:The are torqued to 179 lbs of torque. I always use a breaker bar (and someone else if possible) to remove axle nuts.
His truck is lifted and the lift installer tightened them. They were way above 179, we must have put 300+ lbs/ft on them and all we did was break tools.


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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby PhilD » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:17 am

KevinA wrote:1 broken 13mm socket from my oil change gone bad :duh:
Get some better sockets ;) I've broken plenty of cheap thin walled sockets in my time, but never come close to breaking anything half decent. 1/2" drive sockets are usually stronger than 3/8" drive, and impact sockets are the the strongest.
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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby f5fstop » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:55 pm

The only socket you will ever need for up to 19mm :lol:Image
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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby PhilD » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:24 pm

f5fstop wrote:The only socket you will ever need for up to 19mm :lol:
Oh man, I wish you posted that sooner, could have saved me a fortune in tools :wall: :wall: :lol:
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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby Alec W » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:35 pm

PhilD wrote:
f5fstop wrote:The only socket you will ever need for up to 19mm :lol:
Oh man, I wish you posted that sooner, could have saved me a fortune in tools :wall: :wall: :lol:

They have the king gator socket up to 1.25" now 8) 8) Image
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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby Seth » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:39 pm

I take it that these Gator sockets are not that good? I always wanted to get one, but never did. Maybe shouldn't?
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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby Rich » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:45 pm

Seth wrote:I take it that these Gator sockets are not that good? I always wanted to get one, but never did. Maybe shouldn't?


They might be okay for really light stuff.

If you're going to wrench on your own rig - the biggest favor you will ever do yourself is buying a decent set of six sided sockets and a good ratchet.
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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby PhilD » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:52 pm

Rich wrote:They might be okay for really light stuff.
Like putting together really cheap crappy things that you don't care about :lol:

You don't need to spend a fortune on tools to have a good set. As Rich says, 6 sided sockets are the way to go. 12 sided have their uses, but I wouldn't use on anything that requires much torque.

1/2" drive is generally better for the bigger sockets (over 12mm or 1/2"), but having complete sets of both is not a bad idea. You'll also end up needing some long sockets sooner or later.

Like I said, you don't need to spend a fortune, and you don't need to buy the big name name stuff. I have expensive sockets and inexpensive ones, and they all do the job just as well. Just stay clear from the really cheap stuff, as it will break.
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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby Rich » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:16 pm

PhilD wrote:1/2" drive is generally better for the bigger sockets (over 12mm or 1/2"),


That small? I generally don't go to 1/2 drive until about 3/4".
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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby PhilD » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:34 pm

Rich wrote:That small? I generally don't go to 1/2 drive until about 3/4".
I just prefer 1/2" drive given the choice. Generally bolts that use around a 1/2" socket size or so aren't torqued that hard, so 3/8" is fine. I just like the longer handles on 1/2" drive stuff and the added strength. My big breaker bar and impacts are 1/2" also, so if I need them I don't need to mess with another socket or extensions. When you get past 18mm or 3/4" so then you start getting those 130+ lb/ft bolts, 1/2" is a must.
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Re: Oil Drain Plug Stuck

Postby wpage » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:39 am

Anyone have a orderable general availability for the oil plug 26N-m ?
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