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Old 04-11-2012, 12:56 PM
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Drain plug T-handle broken

just picked up an 06 X-15 and the center drain plug T handle is broken off has anyone had any luck removing this with it broken? need help
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:01 PM
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Is it the plastic one or brass?

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:03 PM
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can you get a drill and an easy-out in there?
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:09 PM
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Drill up through the bottom. Tap it for a bolt. Run the bolt in and tighten, and it will thread out.....
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:09 PM
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The good news is: If you drill from the bottom, you won't need a left handed drill bit.

If there isn't enough of the handle left to get some Vice-Grips on, I would soak it with PB Blaster, drill a pilot hole from the bottom and then drill with about a 1/2" drill from underneath the boat. I would expect it to unscrew during the drilling.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:57 PM
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If it's the plastic one you may want to consider just getting rid of it and putting the brass one in. It's most likely cross threaded and will need to be replaced anyway. I got rid of my plastic one two seasons ago and haven't had any problems since. As Forrest Gump says "it'll be one less thing" to worry about.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:10 PM
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If it's the plastic one, heat up an old flat head screwdriver with a torch then push it in. Let it cool then back it out.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:39 PM
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If it's the plastic one, heat up an old flat head screwdriver with a torch then push it in. Let it cool then back it out.
Nice, I like this idea but sure curious how you could break one off.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:17 PM
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Nice, I like this idea but sure curious how you could break one off.
If it's plastic, it wouldn't be too hard depending on who tries to remove it. My oldest son told me that mine was stuck and it wouldn't unscrew. I jumped in the boat and watched him try to unscrew it in the wrong direction. I'm glad that mine is brass.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:59 AM
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The plastic ones cross thread pretty easy. PO of my boat made a mess of the one originally in my boat to the point where it would leak. Was never a fan of this cost savings approach and neither was my dealer. This was corrected on my boat within weeks of getting it home.
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