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Old 05-27-2010, 07:57 AM
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Not sure what your situation is but if you really need your wheels, here is a Plan B to get your car running again. Your picture of the drain plug hole seems to show a lot of threads. If those threads are not damaged, get a new drain plug bolt and wrap the tip with teflon tape. Insert the new bolt into the drain until it butts up against the other bolt end. That should hopefully keep oil from leaking out. That will allow you to drive around temporarily to get parts and stuff until you can figure out the best way to remove the other bolt.
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