Torvald Fnordawicz (phoenixredux) wrote in rotary,
Torvald Fnordawicz

Special Tools? Or BFFI?

Hello Rotary Group -

This is my 1985 RX-7 GSL-SE.

I bought her a couple months ago. This isn't my first rotary, but it's been a while since I've owned one of these. And I'm stuck, literally, in the middle of what should be a simple maintenance routine. It's one of those ten minute jobs that's going on three days now.

I've flushed out the old, nasty manual transmission fluid. But I can't seem to break the filler bolt loose. It's 14mm, square (not hexagonal) and located in a weird spot on the side of the transmission housing, near the starter. I bought the longest 14mm wrench that Sears had in stock and saturated it with PB Blaster, but I just can't get it to budge. Is there some special tool that I need? Or am I just a weak girlie-man who needs to work out more? (I don't think that's the case, btw). Or am I doing it wrong?

Before I walked away from the job last night, I sprayed it again with the PB Blaster. My plan right now is to go back under there after work with the longer wrench and a five-pound hammer - unless you have a better suggestion. I don't have any air tools, and even if I did, I don't think I could get an air ratchet on it.
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