R: [ROVERNET - UK] TC Oil Drain Plug

Brooks restore at nbnet.nb.ca
Tue Mar 27 16:14:07 BST 2007

Hi Ben....

 Yes there is a 13/16 size but something tells me that mine takes a 15/16.
 I have removed bolts with rounded heads using one of those new style 
wrenches that have a gripper..they will fit several sizes and so far I have 
not done any more damage to the head of the bolts...certainly better than 
trying to use vice grips which used to be the only alternative.

 Good luck...I plan to get over to see that Rover ...sounds like a nice and 
unique car !!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Rodgers" <irishrover at netscape.ca>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: R: [ROVERNET - UK] TC Oil Drain Plug

> Hi Folks
>             I'm gradually getting the TC ready for the road, today I tried
> to change the engine oil and so far have been unable to remove the drain
> plug, its extremely tight and being brass easily rounds off on the edges.
> Plus I'm not sure what size it is I don't have a socket that fits nor a
> wrench that is a good tight fit either. I recall having this problem in 
> the
> past and had to finally chissel one plug out it was so badly mauled. 
> Anyone
> have any easy solutions and what size socket is needed.  is there such a
> size as 13/16th that seems to be whats needed. Finally there are two drain
> plugs one on each side, which should be use when draining or does it make
> any difference?
>              Regards  Ben (irishrover)
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