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2011 gas engine block heater install problem

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While fixing a broken exhaust manifold bolt I thought it would be a good time to install a block heater.

 

I found the plug that has to be removed above the oil filter. It’s a 17mm hex drive. I tried to remove the plug with my snap-on impact and it won’t budge. I upped the psi to 115 and laid on the trigger for a minute straight, nothing.

 

What gives?

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First I tried a 3/8th ratchet with a big wrench on the handle, my 17mm hex driver is 3/8th drive.

I can try the half-inch breaker bar with a cheater bar on it but I’m afraid to mess up the threads in the block or something, I wasn’t expecting it to be so tight.

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I like to use a little bit of heat as well. Helps expand the metal on the block a little and loosen any thread sealant.

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