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ok so i bought a 2002 honda 400ex and today i went to go do an oil change on it, and found out the oil drain plug at the bottom has been stripped and then welded shut. now is there anywhere i can drain the oil with out having to use that plug? anything suggestions would be helpful thanks.
 

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Might be able to use one of those pumps and stick the hose down through the top where the oil goes in at and pump it out. Probably wouldn't be able to get every bit of it out, but would be better than nothing at all. Someone else may come along with a better ideal, though.
 

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its welded pretty good. i dont think the first owner was very smart haha. i though about what you said about replacing it but he welded it pretty darn good. its not just a little weld he didnt want that bolt coming off. i dont understand how someone would do such a thing though. -_-
 

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Yeah sounds idiotic.
 

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How about taking the oil line off that runs from the tank to the engine. The one at the bottom of the engine. Couldn't you just take it off and turn the 4-wheeler up on it's side a little and let the oil drain out and then put the line back on.
 

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use the oil line but if its the plug on the oil cooler id just breaking the bolt off and buy a new oil cooler. if not that is going to be a P.I.A. as long as you have that bike
 
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