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11-29-2012, 08:25 AM #11
On the gm tranny pan plug , I found that GM used permenent lock tight on these drain plugs. When I have had to remove these type pans , I heat the plug till it glows red then unscrew it. One time as I was heating up the plug the lock tight exploded out. good thing I had safety goggles on.
11-29-2012, 08:29 AM #12
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11-29-2012, 11:32 AM #13David
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11-29-2012, 01:23 PM #14
using a small propane torch heat until it glows red but not too much, then place the cold tool on the stud/plug this then shrinks the plug as the gradual torque is applied it will release.
must remove pan first !
trying to remove this plug vehicle 1 yr old 15,ooomi. I applied so much torque prior to the heat process that , the pan was flexing. that told me permanent lock tight. this then I found on other pans of this vintage.
because of the linkage exhaust and other components the fluid removal before droping pan sure does make it much less of a mess.
11-29-2012, 01:40 PM #15
11-29-2012, 05:55 PM #16
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I think I will get a plug made in the spring for our crew cab....I would probably change the
Granny fluid then every year as maintenance....thanks to any or all for this interesting thfeadSilverado Crew.....4.8 L
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