How to Remove an Over Tightened Oil Plug?: 5 Tips You Should Know
Since I’ve my own garage and have been working there for the last couple of years, I have faced different complexities. Last time, a customer came to my garage and asked to remove his over-tightened oil plug. It was not a new task for me, but my customer was puzzled and didn’t know how to remove an over-tightened oil plug.
Then I realized I should write on this query and give clear, detailed tips. If you read my entire article, you will get some practical solutions to remove over-tightened oil plugs and nuts. It will also help you to remove the tightened nuts and plugs from any vehicle.
Five Tips to Remove Over-Tightened Oil Plug
I always follow these five tips to remove any over-tightened plugs for any vehicle. They are the universal tips that you can follow every time. You don’t need professional skills or high-quality mechanical tools to remove the over-tightened oil plugs.
Follow those five tips and remove the oil plug in ten to fifteen minutes.
Warm-Up Your Engine
The first tip to remove an over-tightened is warm up your engine. You must start your engine and wait several times to let your plug oil be hot because the heat will always help you remove any over-tightened oil plug. So, warming your engine will be a great way to remove the oil plug from any vehicle.
Remember, you cannot run the engine for a long time since it will overheat the engine, and you cannot use it for a long time. So, you must run the engine only for a couple of minutes and get the medium heat. It will help you to remove the oil plug in a short time.
After getting some heat over your oil plug, you must use a lubricant. Lubricants will always keep your oil plug easy to remove in a short time. You can use diesel, regular oil, or any engine oil to soften that oil plug and remove it. The lubricant will always ease the over-tightened oil plug. When it is warm, you put some lubricant over the oil plug. Keep the oil for a couple of minutes and keep the lubricant penetrating the oil plug.
Use a Wrench
After using some oil on your oil plug, you should start removing it with the wrench. You can use the flexible wrench to fit your oil plug and then slowly counterclockwise turn the oil plug. If your oil plug still seems over-tightened, you need to heat it again.
You must fit your wrench to the oil plug and turn it counterclockwise. You need to spend some time and try to remove it slowly.
Use a Gator Grip
The gator grip is mainly the best tool that you can use to remove any over-tightened oil plug. If you don’t have any gator grip, you can go to a garage and ask for the gator grip. This tool has some teeth on its skin since you will love using it.
You can fit the gator grip teeth to the oil plug nuts and turn it around. It will help you to remove the over-tight oil plug.
Finally, Remove It
After following the previous four tips, your oil plug should be removed or start moving slowly. You need to lubricate the oil plug and then slowly remove the over-tightened oil plug. Don’t be in a hurry and remove the oil plug from the engine.
Other Ways to Remove over-tightened Oil Plug
You might find those tips are lengthy and tiresome. It’s very okay to struggle a bit if you don’t have any previous experience with removing any over-tightened oil plug. In that case, you can spend some bucks and get professional help to remove your over-tightened oil plug.
Let’s have some simple solutions for removing oil plugs and replacing them.
If you don’t have enough time and skills, you can search online and hire any professional to remove your oil plug. In that case, you need to spend several hundred bucks on hiring an experienced and removing your over-tightened oil plug. You will surely get reliable service from him/her.
You may search on google to get some nearby car engineers who provide service online. They might have a fixed rate per hour, or you can provide details about your problem and get a price. If you find it reasonable, you may go for the service.
You can also contact the nearby garage and call them. If they have any home service, they can provide an engineer to solve your problem at a reasonable price. It could be an excellent solution to solve your problem and remove your over-tightened oil plug.
Go To A Garage
If you want reliable and reasonable service, go to a garage and remove your over-tightened oil plug. It’s better you find a nearby garage and ask them to replace a new oil plug.
It’s better you make a deal to replace a new one instead of asking them to remove your existing oil plug. It will save your money since they will charge you for only replacing a new one. They don’t charge for removing your over-tightened oil plug. So, it’s better you go to a garage and take good service from them (I won’t mind if you come to my garage).
Is It Possible to Remove an over-tightened or broken oil plug?
Removing an overtightened oil plug is possible by following my five tips. But removing any broken oil plug will be challenging since it will be stuck to oil and other debris. You need to use a small hammer and break the different parts of your oil plug to remove it safely.
What’s the best way to remove any Over-tightened oil plug?
Going to a garage and taking the service would be your best way to remove an over-tightened oil plug. If you don’t have any DIY tools and skills, you must hire a professional or go to a garage to remove that oil plug.
How to remove an over-tightened oil plug? You will get the answer with some practical tips from the above writing. I showed you how to use some DIY skills and essential tools to remove your broken or over-tightened oil plug.