I must be a gorilla. Overtightened drain plug. - Sportbikes.net
FZ6/FZ6R If youíre looking for one bike to perform a multitude of missions, look no further. Take it from Cycle World* Magazine - ďFor a more advanced rider looking for a bike to do it all, there is no other choice.Ē

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,206
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
I must be a gorilla. Overtightened drain plug.

I went to do my winter oil change the other day, but found I couldn't get the drain plug off with all of my might, and it wouldn't even budge tapping the wrench with a mallet.

For fear of doing something unmentionable to the threads on the oil pan and getting stuck, I'm considering just leaving the oil in for the winter this once and bringing it to the shop in the spring for them to deal with - if they strip it, they buy it.

The oil in there now is full synthetic and probably only has 3 thousand km on it or so. Intuition says it's not going to matter in the long run but meh... should I really go through the trouble of trying to get it out now?
Binary Jay is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
When all else fails....get a bigger hammer.

No seriously though, are just not able to get good leverage on the ratchet of what?
Spray some PB plaster all over and it let is sit over night, then try heating up the oil pan some. I would try that before taking it to the shop. I had to have my dad hold the bike down while puttin all the force I could on it, then preceded to knock my knuckle into the centerstand mount...

boxing gloves might be in order next time.

-bryan
bmccrary is offline  
post #3 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 11:29 AM
Saratogian
 
DefyInertia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago to SF
Age: 37
Posts: 3,627
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
It's a bolt...turn it counter-clockwise and it will come out. Unless it's already cross threaded (which would mean the damage was already done), you're not goiing to hurt anything by turning it the correct way. Put an extension on your wrench, change the oil, and let your bike sit some more.

EDIT - NOOB!

:headbang NESBA #264


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


[QUOTE=CanadianFZ6;3670873]Flats do happen, but it's not enough of a problem to attach magnets or brooms to your bike....[/QUOTE]
DefyInertia is offline  
 
post #4 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 12:07 PM
Super Pursuit Mode, Yo
 
pelon717's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pennsyltucky
Age: 50
Posts: 2,073
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
You shouldn't have used synthetic oil. Slap a pipe on the end of that ratchet and crank the bolt out. noob.

[COLOR="DarkOrange"]As the cars roar into Pennsylvania, the cradle of liberty, it seems apparent that our citizens are staying off the streets, which may make scoring particularly difficult, even with this year's rule changes. To recap those revisions: women are still worth 10 points more than men in all age brackets, but teenagers now rack up 40 points, and toddlers under 12 now rate a big 70 points. The big score: anyone, any sex, over 75 years old has been upped to 100 points.
[/COLOR]

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
pelon717 is offline  
post #5 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 12:14 PM
World Superbike Champion
 
CanadianFZ6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 616
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pelon717
You shouldn't have used synthetic oil.
Why? ... and wtf does it have to do with a tight bolt?

[SIZE="2"][COLOR="Lime"]"Very well. I must hurry back to my comic book store, where I dispense the insults rather than absorb them".[/COLOR][/SIZE]
CanadianFZ6 is offline  
post #6 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 12:18 PM
World Superbike Champion
 
CanadianFZ6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 616
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Binary Jay
I went to do my winter oil change the other day, but found I couldn't get the drain plug off with all of my might, and it wouldn't even budge tapping the wrench with a mallet.

For fear of doing something unmentionable to the threads on the oil pan and getting stuck, I'm considering just leaving the oil in for the winter this once and bringing it to the shop in the spring for them to deal with - if they strip it, they buy it.

The oil in there now is full synthetic and probably only has 3 thousand km on it or so. Intuition says it's not going to matter in the long run but meh... should I really go through the trouble of trying to get it out now?
This may sound too obvious, but are you sure you are turning it in the right direction.... I once had the same thing happen to me... after 10 mins of struggling with it, I realized I was tightening the drain bolt, not lossening it.... duh...

[SIZE="2"][COLOR="Lime"]"Very well. I must hurry back to my comic book store, where I dispense the insults rather than absorb them".[/COLOR][/SIZE]
CanadianFZ6 is offline  
post #7 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 12:33 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,323
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pelon717
You shouldn't have used synthetic oil. Slap a pipe on the end of that ratchet and crank the bolt out. noob.
+1 my drain bolt is always a b*tch to get off. i use a breaker bar (it's really an old hallow barbell, slip it on the end of the wrench and i've got an extra 3.5ft of leverage, comes off real easy.
thatguyx is offline  
post #8 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 12:37 PM
Saratogian
 
DefyInertia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago to SF
Age: 37
Posts: 3,627
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CanadianFZ6
Why? ... and wtf does it have to do with a tight bolt?
If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand....

:headbang NESBA #264


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


[QUOTE=CanadianFZ6;3670873]Flats do happen, but it's not enough of a problem to attach magnets or brooms to your bike....[/QUOTE]
DefyInertia is offline  
post #9 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 12:38 PM
Saratogian
 
DefyInertia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago to SF
Age: 37
Posts: 3,627
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Can we start talking about the value of the Loonie and how it's jacking up the Canadian economy now?

:headbang NESBA #264


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


[QUOTE=CanadianFZ6;3670873]Flats do happen, but it's not enough of a problem to attach magnets or brooms to your bike....[/QUOTE]
DefyInertia is offline  
post #10 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 12:40 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DefyInertia
If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand....
Or we just want to know what reasoning you have behind it? Because what type of oil you run has nothing to do with the drain plug being a pain the ass.

-bryan
bmccrary is offline  
post #11 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 12:44 PM
World Superbike Champion
 
CanadianFZ6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 616
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DefyInertia
If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand....
Why don't you educate me....

[SIZE="2"][COLOR="Lime"]"Very well. I must hurry back to my comic book store, where I dispense the insults rather than absorb them".[/COLOR][/SIZE]

Last edited by CanadianFZ6; 11-12-2007 at 12:48 PM.
CanadianFZ6 is offline  
post #12 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 12:44 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,576
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
sarcasm....sometimes it slaps you in the face, and you just never feel it NOOBS
Magseal is offline  
post #13 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 12:49 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Sometimes its hard to tell sarcasm from lack of knowledge in this forum
bmccrary is offline  
post #14 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 12:52 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,576
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
i hear ya....you're posts are never sacastic in nature.
Magseal is offline  
post #15 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 12:54 PM
World Superbike Champion
 
CanadianFZ6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 616
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DefyInertia
Can we start talking about the value of the Loonie and how it's jacking up the Canadian economy now?
No need... betcha' wish you guys had that Trillon dollars or so you wasted in Iraq back to spend on your economy.... ... sarcasm

[SIZE="2"][COLOR="Lime"]"Very well. I must hurry back to my comic book store, where I dispense the insults rather than absorb them".[/COLOR][/SIZE]
CanadianFZ6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Sportbikes.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stripped drain plug SPN4125 General Sportbikes 29 09-28-2007 04:17 PM
Caution on using a torque wrench on the oil drain plug BlueZ6 FZ6/FZ6R 14 06-23-2007 09:51 PM
Bah! Oil Drain Plug leak! FLIPEXED ZZR-600 13 03-12-2007 11:37 PM
magnetic oil drain plug motojoe ZZR-600 3 02-11-2007 04:09 PM
Oil Drain Plug Thread Stripped Out .........when doin first oil chang? Warranty? 6er FZ6/FZ6R 29 07-17-2004 08:21 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome