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I have a Yardworks Electric log splitter Model 060-3895-8. What tool do I use to remove the oil drain bolt? Now resolved - vice grips.

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try vise grips or drill in center use bolt extrator.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: What to do if engine oil drain bolt lost its

Typically , the threads in the crankcase are what get stripped out. Find a dealer that has oversize drain bolts and have them tap the drain hole in the crankcase out to the next size bolt. That is the best fix for a stripped drain bolt hole. Always be careful, when changing your oil , to only tight the filter and the drain bolt (with soft aluminum sealing washer) enough to seal the oil in . Over tightening will only make the next oil change harder with the possibility of this happening again.

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Plug a known working lamp into the power socket to verify that power is there. This unit should be used on a 20 ampere circuit and use a heavy 12 gauge extension cord if required. When the motor runs, it also drives the pump. The pump could be in poor condition or the piston may be passing hydraulic fluid by it. Service of these units should be left to an experienced hydraulic mechanic who will have the necessary pressure gauges and other specific tools. If you just obtained this splitter, take it back for warranty service or replacement. Hydraulic service is not cheap! Hope this helps!

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SOURCE: where is the oil drain plug on my log splitter

don't know what model you have, but address for the manuals is , good luck!!

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