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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-11-2015, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Road Stars engine oil plug issue

I found out that the engine oil plug is in a very tight spot . Too tight for a 17 mm socket ( without the ratchet ) . A box end walls are too thick to fit between bolt head and casing. I had to grind down the wall of the 17 mm box end to get clearance around the bolt head . The oil tank plug was a piece cake to get to.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-12-2015, 07:39 PM
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I ran into that too. I was all prepared to do it right with my torque wrench, but there was no chance of getting that in there. I have to go with "gutentite" torquing now.

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I ground down my 17 mm box end to .990 dia. And it worked fine .
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