Re: [DML] Re: Oil plug
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Re: [DML] Re: Oil plug

Hi everyone:

Therre are drain plugs adapters from all the vendors.  I got one from Rob in the very beginning of my ownership of my DeLorean.  The problem for me was there is very little room 
between the drain plug and the frame when using the adapter attached to a ratchet.  

What I did was I got a 'cheap' 3/8" ratchet and and carefully ground it down to the required size as to fit the female drain plug.  Since it is a squared, it was very easy to grind the 
ratchet symmetrically on a grinding wheel.  BTW, when you do grind the ratchet, do expect the ball bearing and the spring to fall out, beside you won't need that feature anymore.  
Yes, you will destroy the ratchet, but the ability to remove and to tighten the drain plug in a such close quarter with this modified tool is a great luxury and I have used mine for two 
to three times a year for oil changes for the last ten years.

Kayo Ong
#5508  (Ten years of ownership this month)
Lic 9D NY

----- Original Message -----
From: "outatym2001" <markman660@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 07:36:05 -0000
Subject: [DML] Re: Oil plug

> Hi, Corey and the List.
> Take your time machine and go back to April 6, 2001 or just do the 
> search thing and type in Message # 16298 and click GO and this will 
> answer your drain plug removal tool question.
> Or, do what I did and buy a external 17mm hex head drain plug from 
> John Hervey at
> I want one of everything on his web site but I don't have the cash.
> Mark R. Vanyo
> VIN # 02261 since Feb. 2001.
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "coreysmoo" <coreysmoo@...> wrote:
> >
> > What kind and size of wrench is it that is used to remove the oil 
> plug?  I know it is an 
> > odd male ended wrench, but I don't have one of these.  What size 
> should I look for at 
> > the store?  Also, does anyone know of a standard everyday plug 
> that fits the car so in 
> > the future when I have to change the oil I don't have to spend an 
> hour looking for that 
> > damn odd male ended wrench?
> > 
> > Corey
> > 2423
> >

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