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Re: Drain plug with nut welder to it. PIC [Re: tig1] #5286363 12/05/19 07:33 PM
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I have a welder AND the special socket like any good mechanic should. Only I chose to work smarter, not harder.

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Absolutely. I don't even drink coffee.

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Originally Posted by atikovi
Absolutely. I don't even drink coffee.

As I said when I posted this thread. "If anyone is interested". Since you're not, move along, nothing here for you to see.


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Re: Drain plug with nut welder to it. PIC [Re: atikovi] #5286381 12/05/19 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
I have a welder AND the special socket like any good mechanic should. Only I chose to work smarter, not harder.



But not before you start a thread asking what kind of washer to put on the bolt or if you should wax the oil pan.


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Re: Drain plug with nut welder to it. PIC [Re: tig1] #5286398 12/05/19 07:59 PM
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Some round off sockets need to be hammered on to work properly. Not something you want to do on an oil pan. Tig1 used the method he is a expert at and it worked well. Different ways to attack a problem, you use the one you are most familiar or experienced with.

Nice job Tig1. With your experience it probably took no time at all.

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Re: Drain plug with nut welder to it. PIC [Re: tig1] #5286401 12/05/19 08:01 PM
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Nice work! It's crazy what some people will do to drain plugs and let the car leave.

To those who said "I take it to X place and if it strips it's on them" good luck. I've fixed a number of drain plugs where there was clearly a leak and they sent it down the road anyway.


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Plus your way is just plain cool...


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Re: Drain plug with nut welder to it. PIC [Re: Driz] #5286430 12/05/19 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Driz
Right there you have proof positive that you don’t get mechanical superstars working at oil change joints. Some people just cannot be trusted around air tools🙈. Yet another reason why it’s always better just to do it yourself. No matter how bad you screw it up you can’t do any worse.....

Ain't nobody using an air tool on that.


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Re: Drain plug with nut welder to it. PIC [Re: tig1] #5286434 12/05/19 08:45 PM
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Nice work by you. As a retired welder, you saved yourself some decent coin. Think what a shop would have charged.


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Re: Drain plug with nut welder to it. PIC [Re: NormanBuntz] #5286451 12/05/19 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by NormanBuntz
Nice work by you. As a retired welder, you saved yourself some decent coin. Think what a shop would have charged.

$50-$100 would be my guess. shrug Actually I still have a welding shop and work part time. Also I do the welding for a small machine shop. They have no need for a full time welder.

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Re: Drain plug with nut welder to it. PIC [Re: PimTac] #5286515 12/05/19 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Originally Posted by atikovi
I have a welder AND the special socket like any good mechanic should. Only I chose to work smarter, not harder.



But not before you start a thread asking what kind of washer to put on the bolt or if you should wax the oil pan.



no no no you have it all wrong.. he uses all the time he saves with the sockets to pick rocks out of his flipper car tires.....


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Re: Drain plug with nut welder to it. PIC [Re: PimTac] #5286540 12/05/19 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Originally Posted by atikovi
I have a welder AND the special socket like any good mechanic should. Only I chose to work smarter, not harder.



But not before you start a thread asking what kind of washer to put on the bolt or if you should wax the oil pan.

LOL!


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Re: Drain plug with nut welder to it. PIC [Re: tig1] #5286555 12/06/19 12:12 AM
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Re: Drain plug with nut welder to it. PIC [Re: tig1] #5286640 12/06/19 06:53 AM
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does any one brand have "substandard" drain plugs, that fail more often?


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Re: Drain plug with nut welder to it. PIC [Re: edwardh1] #5286651 12/06/19 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by edwardh1
does any one brand have "substandard" drain plugs, that fail more often?

Using the wrong socket or way over tightening drain plugs with a intergraded "O" ring is the most common cause for the head of drain plugs to round off. That's just one of several reasons why I still do my own engine and trans oil changes.


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