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 Post subject: snapped radiator drain plug :(
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:29 pm 
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hey guys was doing this up this after noon and the head of the plastic bolt snapped off on me :( the rest of it is still in the hole although it is drip leaking without the rubber washer. How would i go about removing the rest of the bolt and where can i get another drain plug ?

Thanks for your help !

Will
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 Post subject: Re: snapped radiator drain plug :(
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:59 pm 
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willba79ax8 wrote:
hey guys was doing this up this after noon and the head of the plastic bolt snapped off on me :( the rest of it is still in the hole although it is drip leaking without the rubber washer. How would i go about removing the rest of the bolt and where can i get another drain plug ?

Thanks for your help !

Will


Drill a little hole in it & use a small easy out to remove it. Probably need to pick another up from a radiator joint or a wreckers.

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Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:32 pm 
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theres a drain plug on the radiator?

 

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 Post subject: Re: snapped radiator drain plug :(
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:42 pm 
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misk_one wrote:
theres a drain plug on the radiator?


Yeah, some of them do have drain plugs. I have also seen after market ones that don't have them as well.

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Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:11 pm 
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There is a drain plug on the bottom but ive been advised by a radiator joint never to disturb it because of the problems your facing. next time its easier just to undo the bottom hose to flush or drain it.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:38 am 
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Go and by a reverse drill bit and drill that through it, chances are it will pick up and unscrew it for you.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:07 am 
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Hammer a blade screwdriver through it and unscrew it. Find a bolt with the same thread on it and put it in with a bit of teflon tape around it.
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