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Trouble removing oil drain bolt on 4.2 A6

 
Old 02-11-2019, 07:01 PM
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Default Trouble removing oil drain bolt on 4.2 A6

I'm having trouble removing the oil drain plug on my 2008 4.2 A6. It's a 6 allen head bolt and it's rounded which means that no wrench will do the trick. I've used regular allen keys and a hexagon socket addition with no success on either of them. Does anybody have any suggestions? I'm really at a loss. Thanks.
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I'm having trouble removing the oil drain plug on my 2008 4.2 A6. It's a 6 allen head bolt and it's rounded which means that no wrench will do the trick. I've used regular allen keys and a hexagon socket addition with no success on either of them. Does anybody have any suggestions? I'm really at a loss. Thanks.
For the 4.2 I believe it a 10mm opening for the allen key, you can also use an 18/19mm socket, so you just make sure your turning it to the left with significant force and you should be able to get it off. You may want to use a breaker bar, in case you don't quite have the leverage.

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I am old and lazy. So my suggestion is that instead of fighting with the plug, why don’t you get an oil extractor pump.
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