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Well I put 2.5 k on the car since last service, so I decided that today being such a beautiful day, I'd use some of the oil change parts I ordered from you. Car up, and prepped, get under only to find that the last service had stripped the 8 m.m. hex hole round! Any ideas how to get the drain plug out?



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use a Torx bit, hammer it in tight, then remove and replace drain plug.

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Thanks, I did a search and found lots of ways. Purchased a bolt/screw extraction kit,
so I'll go that route. I have a Fumoto low profile valve as a replacement, any issues that you may know of?
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Thanks, I did a search and found lots of ways. Purchased a bolt/screw extraction kit,
so I'll go that route. I have a Fumoto low profile valve as a replacement, any issues that you may know of?
Yes: The first thing you go over in the road will clean it right off and dump your oil all over the ground. There is a reason Porsche used a sunken drain plug.
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Yes: The first thing you go over in the road will clean it right off and dump your oil all over the ground. There is a reason Porsche used a sunken drain plug.
Wouldn't the shroud on the bottom of the car have to be torn off in the process?

It seems if that happened you would have bigger problems than just your oil drain plug.
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Wouldn't the shroud on the bottom of the car have to be torn off in the process?

It seems if that happened you would have bigger problems than just your oil drain plug.
Nope, the lowest part of the undercarriage is the bottom of the oil sump on the engine; put something on it that sticks out, and that becomes the lowest target to get knocked off........................
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I had the same problem, used the extraction tool. I replaced mine with an aftermarket magnetic purchased from our sponsor, no problems since. I think it is a bigger hex and magnetic. LN engineering, it is a beefier plug which is also recessed.
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I almost stripped mine the last time I did an oil change. I had replaced the stock plug with a too expensive magnetic one so really didn't want to ruin it. Somehow I just didn't get the allen head all the way in and started to turn it. I had inserted it just barely so it chewed up the edge of the plug a bit, but worked fine when I inserted it all the way in.

I recently stripped a lug nut on a Fiat Abarth - the OEMs use very cheap covers on the bolts. Luckily one of those extraction tools worked on it, but not until I hammered it on so it got a good grip.
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