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#145116 - 04/28/19 08:29 PM Break off drain plug
Jrigdo710 Offline
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My friends xt225ís oil drain plug is toast. You canít get a grip on it anymore, heís about to take it to the shop. Iím wondering if we could just break the plug off since itís aluminum? How would we do this and where can I find a replacement? I donít want to damage the engine

#145117 - 04/28/19 08:30 PM Re: Break off drain plug [Re: Jrigdo710]
Jrigdo710 Offline
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It is a 1993 xt225, by the way.

#145123 - 04/29/19 10:07 AM Re: Break off drain plug [Re: Jrigdo710]
Bandit Offline
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Loc: Rochester,New York
Can you get a grip on it with a pipe wrench or a pair of vise grips?I would not try to break the plug off.
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#145124 - 04/29/19 02:36 PM Re: Break off drain plug [Re: Jrigdo710]
peejman Offline
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I wouldn't try to break it off either. Too much risk of messing up the case.

Penetrating oil around the flange. Apply heat to the case but not the plug. Heat it until the oil starts to smoke, then stop and let it cool. Do that 3-4 times before you try to turn it. The heat cycles will help the oil get in there and break the joint loose.

Grip it with vice grips and tap the vice grips with a hammer. A manual impact driver might also work. Or, cut a slot in it, stick a cold chisel in the slot, put a wrench on the chisel, and tap the wrench with a hammer.

New plug...

Plug, Drain


Put a bit of oil on the threads of the new plug.
This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

#145203 - 05/07/19 05:46 PM Re: Break off drain plug [Re: Jrigdo710]
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Loc: High Peak, UK
Is it out yet?
1958 Ariel 650 FH, 2014 Tiger Sport1050, 1995 XT225 Serow, Tiger 800 XRx.


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