My ATV oil drain plug is an allen 6mm bolt.
The bolt was all rusty, and what I expected to happen happened - I stripped it.
Instead of wasting times trying to remove the stripped bolt I drained oil another way:
- Removed the oil filter.
- Unplugged the spark plug cable so that the engine does not start.
- Started (keeping the key turned for approx 5 seconds, then wait 15 seconds between each iterations to avoid heating of the engine).
I managed to drain all the oil by the filter that way in less than 5 minutes.
For completeness sake, I had to start to get the oil to drain because the oil was not reaching the filter otherwise.
Is there any damage I may have caused trying to start with reducing oil level (until no oil at all)?
The ATV is a two cylinder Sportsman 700.