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Old 07-05-2014, 07:31 AM
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Id would avoid using an impact on the oil pan plug bro. Too easy to damage it. There is another way to get it off. A simple way is to use a wrench to give you more leverage. Ill have to show you what I mean.... maybe that will be next weeks tech tip.
thanks Jeff, good tip! Yea that sucker was on tight. Maybe it was because of the way my body was angled underneath, tough to put force on the socket wrench. As for the ez drain plug, which one/size fits our WK? I saw about 20 different kinds at autozone

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Old 07-05-2014, 07:40 AM
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thanks Jeff, good tip! Yea that sucker was on tight. Maybe it was because of the way my body was angled underneath, tough to put force on the socket wrench. As for the ez drain plug, which one/size fits our WK? I saw about 20 different kinds at autozone
Sorry bro. Couldnt tell you for sure what plug to buy without seeing mine for thread pitch and size.....

...but for the wrech tip ill show you in the next vlog. Its a way to double the lenght of the wrench using another open/box end wrench of similar size.

1st, you put the box end of the wrench that fits your bolt/nut. This leaves the open end free...

2nd, take the box end of a similarly sized wrench and place it on the open end of the wrench on the bolt/nut. It only works when the wrench used to give more leverage is positioned correctly. This depends on which way your turning the wrench.
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np Jeff, u da man! Ill worry about the plug next change. Gonna continue on my detail and report bakc later.

Btw, Happy 4th bro!
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np Jeff, u da man! Ill worry about the plug next change. Gonna continue on my detail and report bakc later.

Btw, Happy 4th bro!
Sounds like a plan bro. And thanks. Hooe your 4th went well
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Changed my oil!! Hardest part was crawling underneath, NOT fun with the sideskirts and srt springs.. The drain plug was tight as fawk also, had to use an impact wrench to get it off. Was a bitch to manuever that 2 with the dam skid plate in the way. everything else went quite smoothly. Gonna keep an eye on it the next few days for leaks but i think im good
One word for ya, bro: jack. Lol. I don't have the SRT springs, but I've got plenty of room to roll under on my creeper. Loosen 4 bolts, and the skid plate will come off...
But congrats on the "big project."
It really wasn't that bad, was it?
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Sorry bro. Couldnt tell you for sure what plug to buy without seeing mine for thread pitch and size.....

...but for the wrech tip ill show you in the next vlog. Its a way to double the lenght of the wrench using another open/box end wrench of similar size.

1st, you put the box end of the wrench that fits your bolt/nut. This leaves the open end free...

2nd, take the box end of a similarly sized wrench and place it on the open end of the wrench on the bolt/nut. It only works when the wrench used to give more leverage is positioned correctly. This depends on which way your turning the wrench.
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Re: What did you do to your WK today?

Or this...

It gives you more leverage. Those are actually the same pix. I can only upload one.

Like Jeff said, stay away from impact wrench!! If you strip that nut, you gotta replace the oil pan.
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Exactly bro.
Fig'd I'd save you the time. Had both wrenches handy in the garage. I had to use that method when replacing my sway bar (damn... Every time I think about it, I remember what a PIA it was! -but well worth it!).
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Fig'd I'd save you the time. Had both wrenches handy in the garage. I had to use that method when replacing my sway bar (damn... Every time I think about it, I remember what a PIA it was! -but well worth it!).
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Still putting in the next vlog lol....
I didn't mean to steal your thunder. Lol. I just hate waiting!!
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I didn't mean to steal your thunder. Lol. I just hate waiting!!
Im gonna demonstrate it tho
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