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    Smile How to remove a snapped engine drain plug

    Hi I have tried to winterize my mercruiser 4.3lt V6 2000 model engine, apart from the starter being faulty and needs replacing I managed to snap the head off one of the blue plastic drain plugs and part of the thread is still in the engine. The water has drained out as the thread is hollow but I need to replace it so I can winterize properly when starter is replaced. Has anyone any ideas? thanks

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    Petty Officer 1st Class steve201's Avatar
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    Everett, Wa

    Default Re: How to remove a snapped engine drain plug

    bout the easiest is to get an's threads that are backwards so it spins the part use it in a hand drill...cost is nominal..found in any autoparts store....

    2008 Bayliner 340SB
    Everett, Wa

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