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Removing oil drain plug from Squall 2100

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I am having a difficult time getting the oil drain plug on my Troy-Bilt Squall 2100 (model 31AS2T5F711) loose.

It is a square-ish bolt end. Seems to be in-between sizes and I am afraid to round it off.

Does any one have any idea what would be size//type of socket or wrench is best to use?

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post #2 of 20 Old 07-10-2018, 07:42 PM
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Hi

I am having a difficult time getting the oil drain plug on my Troy-Bilt Squall 2100 (model 31AS2T5F711) loose.

It is a square-ish bolt end. Seems to be in-between sizes and I am afraid to round it off.

Does any one have any idea what would be size//type of socket or wrench is best to use?

Thanks
Use a 12 point socket or wrench end on there. I am not sure what size yours is. more than likely it will be a 5/8. Anyhoo, ALOHA from the Paradise City.

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After seeing that pic you just might have to go the vise grip route. then get a new plug.

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That's what I was thinking. Clamp some big Vise-grips on there as tightly as you can (near the base of the jaws, not the tips), and see if you can get it to move.



Worst-case, you could grind 2 flats on it, to give you a place for an adjustable wrench.



But I'd start with the simple stuff. I'll bet that really-tight Vise-grips will do it. Assuming there isn't thread-locker on it or anything.

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since pretty much all new engines are metric i would say it is likely a 10mm. i would try putting a 6 point 10mm socket on. if that is too sloppy you could try hammering a 3/8" socket on it or keep going back an forth between metric and standard till you get on that you can hammer on tight. you are also best to give the ratchet a tap counter clock wise with a hammer to hopefully shock it free. i would use visegrip as a last resort.

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What you want is an eight point socket if you can find someone to borrow one from. Or buy one if you have to. https://www.homedepot.com/b/Tools-Ha...z0sc32Z1z0sjxy or


There are a number of suppliers.

That would be for use on the replacement. Yours looks to be beyond trying a socket. I think you're into vice-grip and a hammer territory.

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Or something like this, but use a wrench on the tools hex portion...https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-M...ACT5/300703144
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Pipe wrench! Works for round pipes! Serrated jaws, jaws form a "V", loose then clamps around it then tightening. Perfect, it will work.

I have the set that Gibbs296 posted, they work, had to use them a few times, once was on a car lug nut that was rounded.

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+1 ^ on the pipe wrench. Then go to your local hardware store and buy a 1/8" NPT pipe plug for a lot less than this.


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+1 ^ on the pipe wrench. Then go to your local hardware store and buy a 1/8" NPT pipe plug.
1/8" NPT? Sure? The threads for a 1/8" are really fine that's why I think it might be 1/4" NPT.

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