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I recently cracked my tranny pan and had it welded, along with an extra piece of metal to protect it further. I bought 6 quarts of the VW stuff, a new gasket, and a new filter. Filter installed fine (although I think I overtightened the bolts...) and I put the magnets back in randomly (is this ok? some are on the "walls"). However, I cant for the life of me get the damn fill plug to come out (same with the drain plug). I have a nice 17mm allen socket connected to a large ractchet, and Ive tried everything from extending the length of the rachet/lever with clip pliers to smacking it repeatedly with a rubber mallet. The thing will just NOT budge.....

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I'm just waiting for rmdevo to show up and tell you to grow a pair.:whistle:


Do you have the pan back on the car, or still off?
 

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Do I read correctly that both plugs were in the pan while it was being welded, and that both are now stuck? Uh, oh - I think you see where I'm headed with this. If it was me, I'd take the pan back to the guy who did the welding.
 

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Mine is always very tough to get out. You need a long breaker bar to get that sucker loose. I would check to see about what scott13 said.....THAT would suck if it got welded in.
 

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Actually welded in, probably not. But if the pan was heated enough to not only repair it but to weld on a reinforcing plate, it could well be sufficiently warped those bolts will never come out. Without causing further damage, that is.
 

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Actually welded in, probably not. But if the pan was heated enough to not only repair it but to weld on a reinforcing plate, it could well be sufficiently warped those bolts will never come out. Without causing further damage, that is.
That's what I am thinking too. Warpage.
 
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