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have a 2003 mini with 6 speed manual. trying to get tranny drain plug out and previous owner must have lock tite the thing in; stripped the hex head so ordered a new plug but thought that someone surely must have found a better alternative to this? Please advise if someone has found a short bolt with correct thread and depth with metric head in a 15 or 17 mm?
 

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have a 2003 mini with 6 speed manual. trying to get tranny drain plug out and previous owner must have lock tite the thing in; stripped the hex head so ordered a new plug but thought that someone surely must have found a better alternative to this? Please advise if someone has found a short bolt with correct thread and depth with metric head in a 15 or 17 mm?
would just buy what should be in it and only tighten it to given torque and oil the threads before installing it. i've undone hundreds if not thousands on all gear boxes rarely give issue when tightened correctly in first place
 

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2008 Ford Focus with 167,000km
Is once a yr over kill? I want to get another 10 yrs out of this as it has been pretty good to me. Tranny fluid was first changed at the dealership at 98k around 5 yrs ago and I did it myself (pan drop, filter change, bleed the rest out of cooler line) just recently.snaptube telegram web
 
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