Mechanics

HOW DO I REMOVE MY STRIPPED, PLASTIC DRAIN PLUG?

2004 Subaru Outback • 134,000 miles

My radiator's drain plug is made of plastic, with a phillips head piece for removal. I went to change my coolant today, and I have found the stripped drain plug. How would I go about removing this plug. Should I drill up into it? If so, will some of it get stuck there? I plan on buying a new plug from an auto parts store before I do anything, I just don't know how to get this plug out.
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Ashleycoulthard
September 25, 2012.



Yup, you need to drill into it but don't make the hole too big nor is it necessary to drill it through. Slot in a triangular file and you should be able to remove the plug.

KHLow2008
Sep 25, 2012.


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