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The person who has previously changed the oil on my vehicle has apparently stripped the bolt to death. I've never gotten my hands on a bolt so tight. I put vice grips on and tried to get it off that way but it's only stripping the bolt worse. I had the thought of siphoning the oil out with a tiny silicone line that would fit down the dipstick tube. Any thoughts? I'm simply trying to do an oil change, that's it.
 

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Yes you can do that. There are commercially available oil extractors - manual pump and electric and one of them may be worth spending money on if you plan on keeping the car for extended period of time and will be doing oil changes that way.
It's also possible to make your own electric extractor using an old fuel pump.
 

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Just force the oil pan bolt off and helecoil it afterwards.
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Just force the oil pan bolt off and helecoil it afterwards.

Pretty sure she means the bolt HEAD is stripped, not the threads.

Richard
 
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