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Old 08-31-2017, 05:39 AM
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Anyone know where I might get a tool to remove this plug. It's smaller than a 3/8" rachet. 1/4" rachet is much to small.

Need to remove plug to install temp sender on engine block.
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:47 AM
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Piece of correctly size square stock and an adjustable wrench?
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I had a GM block that had those plugs and I usedt a pipe plug socket set to get them out.
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Originally Posted by djhnsn View Post
I had a GM block that had those plugs and I usedt a pipe plug socket set to get them out.
This. That's simply a pipe plug. Need the corresponding socket.
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Originally Posted by djhnsn View Post
I had a GM block that had those plugs and I usedt a pipe plug socket set to get them out.
ditto just google pipe plug socket set
Old 08-31-2017, 06:19 AM
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larger flat head screwdriver?
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cheap 3/8 extension and bench grinder
Old 08-31-2017, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by stuL View Post
cheap 3/8 extension and bench grinder
That's what it looks like to me also, just a 3/8'' socket extension looks like it will work.
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In the photo is the square part raised in a recessed hole? If so I agree with the pipe socket. The 3/8 drive idea wouldn't work in that case.

If the square is recessed then the drive and grinder seem to be a good way to go.
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It's a couple of $'s, but this is an extensive set.

https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Pneumati.../dp/B002SWGG38
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Two options they way I see it.

If this is a one time thing, then option 1

cheap 3/8 extension bar and some patience on the bench grinder

If this is not a one time deal, option 2

Buy the kit
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A tap with the square end that is a little smaller than a 3/8's socket wrench will work
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
It's smaller than a 3/8" rachet.
Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
just a 3/8'' socket extension looks like it will work.
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Bah, I'm still with a cheap, larger flat-head screwdriver. Use a crescent wrench to turn it and the plug will likely come out easy, considering that the piece looks factory new.
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Pipe plug socket, get a cheap set on the internet...maybe $10

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