Originally Posted by Imports
I ran into almost the same problem with mine. My rear bolt was almost stripped and I didn't have a replacement at the time so I just left it in seeing as I was about to strip it out and it still wasn't budging. I still put in about 8-8.5 quarts of oil. I did purchase replacement bolts so i will see what happens next time. As for removing the bolt if its completely stripped there is always the option to tap the bolt, but i would hate to to nearly drill it out and it not budge like i've had done on another bolt of mine. Post up how you get it out if it works, because i have a feeling i will be doing the same thing next oil change.
So you did the oil change with only removing the lower drain plug huh?....
seemed like that work fine as all the oil or most of it anyways came out.
Anyways my solution was, i noticed the head of my hex key socket was starting to round. The edges were just slipping when i try to loosen it along with the drain plug.
So i went out and got a new hex socket, and this time i put it on a hoist/lift, and got a hammer to tap the drain plug. Its suppose to loosen up the tight bolt since its been sitting tight in there for sometime.
After doing so, i got the hex key and ratchet and with one hand i pushed it up hard against into the drain plug and with the other hand i turned the ratchet slowly... so its like pushing up and turn at the same time... and voila!! it came off!!.. the hoist really helped the second time cause i have more pressure pushing up while standing.
I hope that helped!!... I hate stripped bolts!!