Gearbox filler plug

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Gearbox filler plug

Postby Guest » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:46 am

Not exactly in the most easy to get at locations, so once you slacken it with a suitable socket, take a piece of old heater hose with a slit in one end. Push this over the filler plug and unscrew using the hose. Same goes for putting it back in, stops you cross threading it, or having it drop several times onto the garage floor. Saves buying a rather expensive magnetic socket extension bar.
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Postby alex_holden » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:18 am

I keep a small strong magnet (salvaged from my electrical junk pile) in my socket set for this purpose. The other Ray recommends trapping a piece of paper between the socket and the plug.
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Postby Orkney » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:09 am

Have used blutak before now for awkward ones and even double sided tape when there was no blutack to be found.

On the oil filler must admit always take it out from the top and put back from underneath by feel just to ensure its not furious threaded which can be al to easy to do with a socket from above if yove got the wrench attatched to the extension.
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Postby Guest » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:27 am

On the subject of magnets. Knackered hard drives contain extremely powerful magnets and they are quite small and slimline. Stick one to the side of socket extension and never drop a nut again.
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