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Question Broke radiator drain plug!

Well Im in the process of doing a coolant flush on my truck. I just drained all of the coolant out of the block and radiator. I was tightening the radiator drain plug back up and I overtightened it by accident and broke off the head of it!! Its not leaking so I can still drive it and drain the vc-9 and water out of the lower hose, but does anyone have an idea on how to get the broken plug out?

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easy out to a point
the snap the retention part off in the radiator ??

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if it has a retention ?


I can check I have one out LOL



it does have some means to hold it in hey the center is an allen head any of that left ??

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The plug is trashed so why don't you just drill it out when you are read to drain? You could do that and crush the rest out, I imagine. Make sure you have your hands on the replacement before you do it.
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Re: Broke radiator drain plug!

Mine did the exact thing. Jammed a screw driver in there and got it to turn. Once out of the threads some pliers to squeeze the end together will get it out. pretty simple.

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I'll probably have to try the screwdriver trick and or drill it out. The hex head broke off so no allen head left on there unfortunately. And the ford house is closed today but I should be able to get one tomorrow! Thanks for the help guys!

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Banks elbow
AFE stage 2xp
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420s on 20x12
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4" rear blocks
205/100cc
68mm KC Turbo
H-11's
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Sump
upgraded stc fitting
Cat ELC,
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Re: Broke radiator drain plug!

At least it isn't leaking....

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Sargar thats what I said too. I'll mess with it this coming weekend while I change my oil cooler out.

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HD y-pipe
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AFE stage 2xp
zoodad mod
Harpoon mod
420s on 20x12
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4" rear blocks
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68mm KC Turbo
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Sump
upgraded stc fitting
Cat ELC,
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EGR delete
Reman tranny 126,xxx




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When my drain plug broke off, the inside of the stem still had a hex inside so I used an allen wrench. Are you sure there is no hex inside?

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Well Im not entirely sure now. I'll get a better look at it tomorrow after work.

06 F-250:
Custom tunes
5" exhaust
HD y-pipe
Banks elbow
AFE stage 2xp
zoodad mod
Harpoon mod
420s on 20x12
2.5" leveling kit
4" rear blocks
205/100cc
68mm KC Turbo
H-11's
OEM gaskets
RR
6.4 lift pump
Sump
upgraded stc fitting
Cat ELC,
coolant filter
EGR delete
Reman tranny 126,xxx




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