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So I had the great luck of stripping the dang coolant bleeder plug today anyone have any ideas on how to get it out?
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:27 AM
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Re: the evil bleeding screw

Yikes that doesn't sound good, I have no idea how to get it out, drilling into it probably wouldn't be a good idea, you would risk getting particles in the coolant. I believe its all aluminum too so its pretty easy to mess up the threads. easiest thing to do might be to get a whole new water neck/pipe, I believe it just threads in to the engine, not sure though. I've had some bad luck with trying to remove stuck/stripped/cross-threaded screws/bolts.
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They sell easy outs for such item ill try to post pic.
I will at work tomorrow .... for now.u can go and get a easy.out set at.Sears and find the bigger fluted one and cut.it so the fat part just fitsnin snuggly torch the area and twist out....there is another set of easy outs that have stubby knurles for such situations
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Re: the evil bleeding screw

The lame thing is the neck of it is attached to the entire timing cover and that's more work just removing everything , I kinda thinking I might bite the bullet and call a few shops a see who wants to trt to get it out
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Re: the evil bleeding screw

I know its a long shot but would it be possible to JB weld something to the screw itself and then use what ever you attached to it as an extension to remove it?
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I know its a long shot but would it be possible to JB weld something to the screw itself and then use what ever you attached to it as an extension to remove it?
Thats a good idea. You have to change the screw either way, so just weld a bolt into it and you should be able to remove it easily. They did this on a diff fluid level plug on my previous car and it worked very well.
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Re: the evil bleeding screw

I could try that , ill have to heat it up first to losen the loctite/ silicone and I might be able to torque the thing off
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Re: the evil bleeding screw

I donīt think that loctite is to be used on that bleed screw. It has a bit of a taper and i just fitted it dry into the thread and no leaks at all. Manual also doesnīt mention anything to put onto it.
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Re: the evil bleeding screw

I used pipe thread tape on mine FWIW. No leaks and it pulls out easy.
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Re: the evil bleeding screw

Bleeding screws are bad news no matter which subject you're discussing...hahaha.

I've had some luck with using a slightly larger size allen or torx and driving it in. Also, I can neither confirm nor deny with 100% certainty, but my bet is that it does have some kind of loctite on the threads. I may be confusing it with the ones I've replaced on my diff cover or transfer case, but I could have sworn that the last time I did this job, it had something on the threads. Easy outs have worked well for me in the past too. Good luck!
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Re: the evil bleeding screw

So yesterday I placed a Alan key in the hole and used kno weld to attach it in the hopes to remove it and today I went to try to torque it off and all that happend is the jb came right off so now Im either gonna try to use a easy out or take it to a shop and have them mess with it
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