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blackbeauty02
11-14-2006, 07:17 PM
...i'm having a helluva time getting them off. do i need to be very careful with them? does anyone have any tricks to get them off like slip it a percaset and give it a couple of beers. wait no, that only works on girls.

slink976
11-14-2006, 07:20 PM
just don't hulk tighten. Hand tighten it firm but not to firm. If that doesn't work it never hurts to give her a beer or 18.

blackbeauty02
11-14-2006, 07:47 PM
ok i got the two off on the sides but can't get the two on the manifolds off. are they reverse threaded and *** tool am i supposed to use? the only thing I could think of is a socket wrench with no socket on it.

TMCNo1
11-14-2006, 08:04 PM
ok i got the two off on the sides but can't get the two on the manifolds off. are they reverse threaded and *** tool am i supposed to use? the only thing I could think of is a socket wrench with no socket on it.


If it has a square hole in the plug, use a 1/2' drive extension with a 1/2" handle or ratchet. IRRC

blackbeauty02
11-14-2006, 10:00 PM
seriously...i'm getting pissed the **** off. the things won't budge. i've used the PB blaster, tapped em a little bit, everything. what the hell do i do?

erkoehler
11-14-2006, 10:21 PM
ok i got the two off on the sides but can't get the two on the manifolds off. are they reverse threaded and *** tool am i supposed to use? the only thing I could think of is a socket wrench with no socket on it.



There you go....

blackbeauty02
11-14-2006, 10:21 PM
that's not working though. the plug is so soft it's starting to indent it. any ideas?

erkoehler
11-14-2006, 10:37 PM
I'd spray them down w/ wd40 or something similar.

blackbeauty02
11-14-2006, 10:39 PM
i sprayed them with that PB blaster about 6 times. you work at a dealership. how much would you charge to take just the two back plugs out? i'll have to get it done tomorrow if I can't get em b/c there is a freeze coming wednesday night/thurs morning.

erkoehler
11-14-2006, 10:42 PM
Well, we charge $95 an hour for labor... :(

When you do get them out, wrap them in teflon tape and spray some anti seize on them.

06' X-2 R8R H8R
11-15-2006, 12:28 AM
Warm them up a little

88 PS190
11-15-2006, 02:09 AM
Agreed, heat the surrounding, then get it with the ratchet and give it a tap to break it a little looser.

The ones on our boat were pretty seized when we first got it.

You can always switch over to using a drum of the pink stuff with an electric bilge pump to circulate the liquid into the cooling system of the boat, and have the exausts drain back into the drum.

Start run, circulate.

Local marina uses that to do boats over and over, have a muff to do i/o's

No need to remove the plugs.