water drain plug,,,,,help - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Problems Forum Having Trouble? Post here

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 03-21-2012, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
wackston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
water drain plug,,,,,help

went to drain the water seperator on my truck today, and the plug is siezed right in there, long story short now the allan key is stripped and I dont know what I'm going to do to get it out, I dont really want to drill it and use and easy out, dont really want to get metal shavings in my fuel system,,, does anyone have any ideas to get the plug out or any other ideas?????


03, F-350 6.0L,

2003 F-350, 6.0L, 6.5" lift, 35x12.5/17's, Edge Evo, MBRB 4" Turbo back
wackston is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 03-21-2012, 06:26 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 418
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
you are not the first to do this... if you search around you'll find some similar stories.

Some of the common solutions have been to use JB Weld and glue the allen wrench into the hole. Some have used a sharp chisel on the face of the drain plug to get the plug rotating. Others have replaced the entire cover.

I would suspect you could drill it partially (not full depth) and get an extractor to bite if you are worried about shavings in the fuel. Either that or take the entire cover off the HFCM, do your work, clean eveything up and reinstall.

I bet you could use a dremel tool to cut a slot and get a flat screwdriver to work (or cut two slots and use a phillips if you are ambitious)

However you do it, buy the new drainplug that has a knurled outer rim that you can undo by hand. The new plug can be bought at many sites, but I think Tousley has it for a good price. http://www.tousleyfordparts.com/part...catalogid=7351
water drain plug,,,,,help-sfplimage144101.jpg


MikeB

2005 F-250 6.0L, crew cab, long bed 4x4
completed in 2011: STC update, new IPR, BPD EGR cooler, oil cooler rebuild, 6.4 banjo bolts, blue spring update, SCT X3, Insight CTS, 58V FICM, CCV Mod, DIY coolant filter (now gone), refinished turbo
2012: ARP headstuds, OEM gaskets, standpipes and dummy plugs
2015: XDP coolant filter

Last edited by PSDMikeB; 03-21-2012 at 06:32 PM.
PSDMikeB is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 03-21-2012, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
wackston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thank you very much for ur help,, didnt have too much time to look at it today, but this weekend I will have a better look at it,, is the cover easy to remove??, honestly it doesnt even look like this drain plug has ever been removed,, does anyone make a pet-**** style plug that you can put a hose on the end so you dont spray fuel all over the place?

2003 F-350, 6.0L, 6.5" lift, 35x12.5/17's, Edge Evo, MBRB 4" Turbo back
wackston is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 03-22-2012, 01:55 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 418
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Not sure about the cover without looking at it... I suspect it is just a couple of bolts, but may also be an electrical connector? Shouldn't be too hard.

As far as the drain plug - I think those are pretty unique threads, doubt you'll find anything else hat will work. However, the new style has the extended threaded portion that acts like a keeper so the plug doesn't come all the way out. Effectively what it also does is provides a drain path for the fuel to follow. It makes a lot less of a mess when draining with the new style plug (The picture below shows an old style plug and a new one)

MikeB

2005 F-250 6.0L, crew cab, long bed 4x4
completed in 2011: STC update, new IPR, BPD EGR cooler, oil cooler rebuild, 6.4 banjo bolts, blue spring update, SCT X3, Insight CTS, 58V FICM, CCV Mod, DIY coolant filter (now gone), refinished turbo
2012: ARP headstuds, OEM gaskets, standpipes and dummy plugs
2015: XDP coolant filter
PSDMikeB is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 03-22-2012, 02:02 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 418
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just looked at the book (can't sleep!) and it appears you would have to remove the fuel lines and electrical connectors (if my eyes are still working).

water drain plug,,,,,help-hfcm-.gif

To remove the fuel lines you will need a fuel line retainer clip tool, but I think you buy that at most auto parts stores.

MikeB

2005 F-250 6.0L, crew cab, long bed 4x4
completed in 2011: STC update, new IPR, BPD EGR cooler, oil cooler rebuild, 6.4 banjo bolts, blue spring update, SCT X3, Insight CTS, 58V FICM, CCV Mod, DIY coolant filter (now gone), refinished turbo
2012: ARP headstuds, OEM gaskets, standpipes and dummy plugs
2015: XDP coolant filter
PSDMikeB is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 03-22-2012, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
wackston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks again guys,, I'm going to try cutting a slot and using a screwdriver first, if that fails I will try drilling part way and and easy out, if that fails I'll pull the thing off,,, going to order one of those plugs first though

2003 F-350, 6.0L, 6.5" lift, 35x12.5/17's, Edge Evo, MBRB 4" Turbo back
wackston is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome