Re: [DML] Re: oil pan gasket removal
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Re: [DML] Re: oil pan gasket removal

In a message dated 12/29/2005 2:11:27 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

Sure -  if you drain the oil and coolant first. The coolant has two drain 
bungs in  either side of the block, same as the sump  plug


OK, yeah that's what I thought.  I have never  removed those plugs but I have 
a nifty tool I made with a Dremel - I ground down  a 3/8" Chevy/Ford 
stripped-out-differential-check-plug extractor which I then  put inside a 5/8" 
deepwell socket.  it fits perfectly and is made of  hardened steel.
I tried having a machine shop make me a drain plug tool with 5/16" key  stock 
but the metal was too weak and I twisted it trying to loosen my drain plug  
(don't remember making it that tight last time!!).  
Once I have the engine back in the car I plan on setting this extractor  
thing in a regular socket so hopefully I can use it once the engine is back  where 
it belongs again.
I'll drain the coolant tonight and then try Mike Greise's plug outlet trick  
since I happen to have a spare laying around in my bedroom at the moment  
Thanks guys - I'll let you know how it turns out.
Fargo, ND  
1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596

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