Drain a 7ha axle

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Drain a 7ha axle

Post by backpain » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:00 am

Just a short question is the drain bolt on my 7ah axel left hand thread,,,,,,,,,because it will not move


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Drain a 7ha axle

Post by peter freeman » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:44 am

Anticlockwise to release - try putting a jack under the tool you are using to hold it in place. A bit of heat might also help but don't set fire to it and a extension on the tool will help - I have a pole ( old piece of exhaust ) for such jobs.



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Post by backpain » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:00 pm

Well should have said axle was off the car yes I had tried all the tricks 3 ft bar ,hammered socket on it ,no heat to try,
I went to Halfords first this came back with a screw/bolt extractor set put huge pressure on it but no movement all it did was to crack the soft metal ,in the end hammer and chisel did it very slowly. never had one like this before
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Post by Old and Slow » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:06 pm

Ouch!! :shock:
IIRC when I re-fitted my drain plug I wrapped plumbers PTFE tape on the thread as I can't believe a metal-to-metal tapered thread can ever be completely sealed, no matter how tight you fit it.


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Post by ScimmyMike » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:23 pm

Never managed to get mine out on my 6b neither, when axle was off for bracket repair I tipped it to drain out, perhaps you should have done so also?


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