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How to remove your Grease/Dust Caps in 5 minutes

Big thanks goes to those who posted on their methods, as it led me to mine (although I'm sure others have used a similar approach). I can't remember which thread it was, but someone's quote was loosely, "I'm hoping someone can just say , here's a $10 solution." Well, I bought at the local Ace and came in just over $11. I'm sure you'd break the sub-$10 range buying at a big box store.

OK, so here's what I did. I guess I should first qualify, that the 5 minute time does not include parts aquisition nor the drilling. So depending upon where your local pluming store is, figure in another 20 minutes...

2x3 ABS coupler
1.5" ABS recessed plug
1 10x1.5 bolt (the longer the better)
1 10x1.5 nut
2 large fender washers
OPTIONAL - 5 gal bucket opener (I already had this so cost was zero)

Step 1: Drill a hole in the center of the plug
Step 2: Set plug in coupler
Step 3: Thread nut onto bolt, followed by 2 washers
Step 4: Insert above assembly into hole created in step 1
Step 5: Place... screw it - just look at the pics. If you can't figure it out from there, bring your car to a shop

Rinse and repeat as necessary...
85 M491 Coupe - "Fat Bastard"
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