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radiator drain plug

worked on dads 6.0 today (first 6.0 ive worked on), tore the entire front end out and im tightening the drain plug at the bottom of the radiator and the plastic end piece breaks off. is there anyway to get it out without drilling and how much is a new one? i tried allen wrenches and a 5.5 came close but i couldnt get a good bite to turn it.

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well i had it all tore apart and it has no fluid in it, i was gonna fill it with water and see how much it takes to fill it and make sure its not leaking anywhere else now at a warm temp, drain it and then fill it with coolant instead of wasting 40 bucks on coolant to find out it does still have a leak somewhere.

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tracing where the leak started is such a pain in the arse dude. Can you suggest me some radiator repair shop in AZ? I will just leave it to experts, i will just try to have it repaired than buy a new radiator which is not necessary yet. Using coolant is the best way to traced the leak but coolants are not cheap.lol.


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Get a torx socket slightly larger than the inside diameter, heat it up with a propane torch, and stick it in with an extension. It'll create its own bolt. Then, JB weld the socket in there, let it dry. If that doesn't get it out, nothing will!



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I second that, JB weld is the shiznat. That and awesome wire are holding my dirtbike together for the season so far lol.
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The inside of the oem plug is a hex pattern female socket. It's either a 5/16" or 3/8" can't remember exactly at the moment. Removal is a breeze just be patient unlike a gorilla that broke the oe nylon plug. (I speak from experience so I've got room to talk) Run to Napa or any auto parts store that has all the door handle replacement/vacuum hose connector garbage displays and there is an available butterfly style drain plug for about $6 and beats the hell out of the risk of melting/damaging the plastic radiator tank by melting sockets into the damaged plug

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I second that, JB weld is the shiznat. That and awesome wire are holding my dirtbike together for the season so far lol.
Keep us updated on the bubble gum fix results too please.

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