Yes, there is likely a special tool but you can make one for cheap. What
I did was buy a large but short bolt of low grade (I think it was 5/8").
Then I used a hacksaw to square it to the right dimensions to fit in the
drain plug. I think the bolt cost about $1 and then maybe 15 minutes
with a hacksaw and file was all it took to make the tool.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Randy Widman
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 7:30 AM
Subject: Rear End/Axle
I know this is probably a stupid question but is there a special tool
to drain/fill the rear end? It looks like a square recessed hole that a
drive ratchet would fit into but my drain/fill plug seems to be tapered
the 1/2" drive only goes in a little bit and then will slip?
TIA and thanks for all the other help I've gotten from the list the last
weeks. I'm very close to getting my '79 B back on the road after buying
Have a Great Holiday Weekend and Happy Motoring !!!!
'79 Red B