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last night i was changing my front diff oil who in there right mind put a allen bolt in the drain of course it stripped trying to get it out:aargh4::aargh4::aargh4: had to get vice grips to get it out i finally got out and found a regular bolt to put back in. i talked to some factory rep a little while back wish i knew about this then i would have told him this was a bad idea:doh: has anyone else had this problem ?? and what did you do to fix the problem?
 

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Hello, that's a known problem, with all the brute force, atv's, use a metric hex head bolt, same lenght, on both front and rear diff's
 

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yea it was deffinitly a ***** to get off the first time. Allen wrench with a cheater bar worked for me
 

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Neversieze is a must anwhere you have a steel bolt and aluminum threads. Wont help you now but could prevent it from happening again
 

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Yep known problem. The allen head bolts are junk from the factory. Best thing to do is replace them both when new.Both of mine were stupid tight and i had to get my buddies out with a hammer and chisel.:34:

Here is the info from the How to section on what size bots to replace them with.

Front/RearDiff drains
 

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They're a real pain in the :moon:, replace em with a 8mm M8 1.25x16
 

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Metal Man beat me to it, but your link is dead..
 

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no problem ;)
 

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thanks im going to get more bolts my son is going to have to change his also;)
 

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Those are a Pain,, I have changed mine out as well..
 

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I guess im one of the lucky ones thats never had a problem with the diff drains but I guess ill go ahead and change them out the next time I change the oil in them, just did it last week but didnt have the bolts :p
 

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I used a serenge (sp?) ;) :rockn: redneck inginuity brother! I'll replace the bolt eventually. Need to buy me an "ease-out"
 

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I used an easy\out on mine,I almost drilled out through the side of the bolt into the case,Glad i stopped drilling when i did.Thought i went in strait...Be careful of that.
 
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