Gearbox filler plug seized
Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:13 PM
As the subject line says, I'm in need of some black magic so I can remove filler plug. I don't really wish to pull engine and box out to remove the seized plug.
Any tips would be great.
Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:18 PM
You can also try tightening it a tiny bit more, then when it moves start undoing it.
Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:32 PM
Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:43 PM
Try the tightening method. A heat gun might work but I doubt a hair dryer will get it hot enough.
Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:53 AM
I heated it up with a blowtorch then hit it with a hammer and screwdriver to turn it
Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:54 AM
I've had to do the hammer & screwdriver trick to one of my previous cars but it was a swaybar link where the nut rounded on me.
I've read on here or another forum that you can fill up the gearbox using the breather hole inside the cabin where the shifter is? you might have to take out the ash tray or remove the shifter boot but I'm sure someone on here can confirm
good luck mate
Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:16 PM
Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:09 PM
Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:07 PM
Posted 04 September 2014 - 06:35 PM
If you can get at the plug, a hammer and cold chisel will work to remove. When you reinstall, apply neverseize to the threads and do NOT over tighten. Although we used to lockwire them in the Nissan race cars, I never saw them loosen and actually test the wire. Just nip them up and they will come straight out every time.
Posted 19 September 2014 - 11:00 PM
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