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Old 04-02-2021, 11:08 AM
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stripped oil drain plug

Any ideas on how to take out a stripped oil drain plug (stripped inside allen hex and outer socket hex)
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:20 AM
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I usually start with hammer in a torx bit that is big enough to cut its own groves. Then use impact tool. I have nearly 100% success with this method. CW a couple taps to help break the seal.

If that doesn't work drill out and use bolt extractor. Use right angle adapter when drilling or you'll get a drill full of oil.

Draining the pan will remove any drilling debris.
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I usually start with hammer in a torx bit that is big enough to cut its own groves. Then use impact tool. I have nearly 100% success with this method. CW a couple taps to help break the seal.

If that doesn't work drill out and use bolt extractor. Use right angle adapter when drilling or you'll get a drill full of oil.

Draining the pan will remove any drilling debris.
Thanks for reply. Would you happen to know the part number for a new bolt?
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:37 AM
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Use real oem and your VIN to determine. Get an oem bolt from fcpeuro etc
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goddam I hate torx!!!

I swear they're the easiest fasteners to strip by far.
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Use real oem and your VIN to determine. Get an oem bolt from fcpeuro etc
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...54#11131742994

Any idea why 2 different part numbers?
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https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...54#11131742994

Any idea why 2 different part numbers?
Because BMW

Looks like 11137568309 is the new new one.

If you look at the differences between the vehicles listed for the two, 8309 includes the LCI models.


As per realoem:

Supersedes:
11131742994(05/22/1995 ), Exchangeable retrospectively

11131704397(04/18/1994 05/22/1995)
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I should add that the important part is the M12X1,5 which hasn't changed.
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https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...ug-11131742994

Only one came out to a product on fcpeuro so I'd go with that one.
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goddam I hate torx!!!

I swear they're the easiest fasteners to strip by far.


Use Impact. I've very rarely had any problem. The stripped bolt in this case is hex not torx. Pounding a torx that is a tight fit will turn the rounded hex into a working torx.
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