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Old 05-26-2010, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by cn90 View Post
The exact spec is M12 x 1.5 x 18 mm
Thanks for your help (this has NEVER happened to me before!).

18mm is about 0.71" which is 11/16ths or roughly 3/4" long. There's about 1/4" left on the bolt head, so, I'm worried where that 1/2 inch of threaded metal is right now.

Luckily I was trying to write up an oil-drain DIY to be a companion of the oil extractor DIY so I just looked at the 150 pictures I took for the oil-change DIY.

I think the missing 1/2 inch is still there, only it seems like it's pushed inward when I tried to extract it. It must have collapsed so that it's no longer threaded in.

How should I get this thing out? Or should I just leave it there?

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Last edited by bluebee; 05-27-2010 at 01:04 AM.
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