11-11-2012, 12:39 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
My Ride: E30-E46-E90-E90M-F30
| don't get taken advantage like this bmw owner
one shopped quote him $400 to extract the broken bolt. another shop wanted $1700 to replace the drain pan.
plug is hollow and is design to fracture/break when is over torque. the reason why your drain plug is SPINNING FREELY is because it is broken/fracture and NOT because it or the hole is stripped.
Think outside the box and don't assume like everyone else on this thread.
you can thank me later by simply telling everyone that I am right.
I hope this helps
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Remove the plug. The hex head piece will come off. This will leave the hollow thread.
Use an L shape Allen key. Hammer in the Allen key into the hollow drain plug. Use the other end of the Allen key to twist and remove the broken plug.
This will take u less than 5 mins.