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PostSubject: Engine drain bolt   Engine drain bolt I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 18, 2018 5:24 am

In a rush yesterday I managed to damage the corners of the drain bolt ...

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Bugger, what a silly billy I am (I thought) with nowhere open to buy a replacement, I put it in the bench vice (between blocks of wood so as not to damage the threads) & set to with a coarse flat file,3 or 4 min's later it now fits a 22mm socket, a quick & easy home repair that did'nt need the use of machine tools ...

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Nothing astounding or original about that ^^ my tip, if you damage yours (or it's tight) it can easily be removed by placing a jack with a block of wood on top, under your knuckle bar...

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Light pressure on the jack will prevent the socket 'camming' off.
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PostSubject: Re: Engine drain bolt   Engine drain bolt I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 18, 2018 8:09 am

Thanks for the tips! This is one delicate area that you can booger up very easily. For myself, I always change my own oil and am extremely careful about the process. I have nightmares of some lube jockey tightening up the plug with an air wrench...AAAAGGGGGHHHH
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PostSubject: Re: Engine drain bolt   Engine drain bolt I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 18, 2018 9:30 am

Sadly I've only myself to blame for not being more careful, that & it was me who tightened it last. I messed up, but having the ever present camera it shows a practical way of getting over that particular problem, should it occur to any other member/s
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PostSubject: Re: Engine drain bolt   Engine drain bolt I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 18, 2018 11:22 am

I ordered a spare just in case I mess it up which I have been known to do from time to time even tho I'll never admit it...

So far I've never messed up the drain plug but I guess there's a first time for everything.
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PostSubject: Re: Engine drain bolt   Engine drain bolt I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 18, 2018 12:06 pm

thumbs up on the scissor jack idea. So far so good here, remember a 6 point socket works best.
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PostSubject: Re: Engine drain bolt   Engine drain bolt I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 18, 2018 1:08 pm

Two ways to trash this piece: using a 12 point socket and not paying attention to righty tighty leftie loosie. I have had issues with this with my previous SWing, thankfully I only needed to learn that lesson once.
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PostSubject: Re: Engine drain bolt   Engine drain bolt I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 18, 2018 5:15 pm

tip for anyonw not near a main dealer but have a honda quad bike dealer, the valve cover on i think a 400 quad is the same. Quad dealers are often more helpfull than bike dealers when it comes to going the extra mile.
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PostSubject: Re: Engine drain bolt   Engine drain bolt I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 19, 2018 6:52 am

Late but if you can find an OLD drain bolt / I'm told they are heavier in construction, perhaps a bike salvage yard would have one.
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PostSubject: Re: Engine drain bolt   Engine drain bolt I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 05, 2018 4:48 pm

Boy does that strike a nerve. My oil bolt looked worse than that. Nothing worked to remove it until I tried an Irwin Tools 53917 Accessories, Impact Bolt Grip 15/16"/24mm 1/2 Dr. It spun it right off. I couldn't find a replacement until i called it an oil CAP. Then it popped up on ebay and amazon. Now I make sure I only use a 6 point socket to tighten and remove it. Lesson learned.
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