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Stripped oil pan bolt head

Anyone have any experience welding a nut to an oil pan bolt? I have one that is very badly rounded, and can't think of any other way to get it off. I've seen videos of using a flux core welder to weld a nut to the bolt head.
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Anyone have any experience welding a nut to an oil pan bolt? I have one that is very badly rounded, and can't think of any other way to get it off. I've seen videos of using a flux core welder to weld a nut to the bolt head.
I've never personally got that to work the bolt just breaks off. If it's a 6 sided nut you might could file the sides enough to get a 6 point wrench or socket onto it.

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Have you tried visegrips/pipewrench?
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I have used these for the exact same purpose on my oil pan. I have Craftsman brand.
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^+1. I've got both the Craftman and Irwin, lol.
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Anyone have any experience welding a nut to an oil pan bolt? I have one that is very badly rounded, and can't think of any other way to get it off. I've seen videos of using a flux core welder to weld a nut to the bolt head.
Forget about it. Go get an oil extractor from Harbor and siphon it out. They usually have a coupon where you can get it for $49. https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...tor-62643.html
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Pipe wrench will get it of very easily.


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Pipe wrench will get it of very easily.


Unless the bolt is in incorrectly causing the rounded off head of trying to get it off before and you will just snap off the head of the bolt and have greater problems than before. This is why you should get a new bolt with each oil change- not costly to avoid this type of mess. Forget the bolt and pump it out.
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Why do some people think bolt is the oil pan drain plug? Am I wrong, but I am thinking the OP means the bolts that hold on the oil pan.
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