Nub? It's stripped? If it was me I'd drill a hole in the middle, a good sized one, let the oil drain out, then get a big EZ out and twist it out. I'd run a magnet up in there to try and get any shavings that mighta got thrown in. If that don't work then I'd look into a new pan. Did you try to give the ratchet or whatever you're turning it with a good rap with a bammer or something to break it loose instead of just turning it?
this hapened to me this one time, just would not budge, ended up round. I just uesed a grinder and shaved it down to a smaller hexagon size when i was done the pan had cooled down and the drain plug heated a fair bit from the grinding and whola it came out and I still use it, any how I did replace the washer..
I used to get a lot of damaged nuts on boat engines. I'd drop down in the metric set, hammer them on. Eventually something would hold. I destroyed a few sockets but "Oh, well!!" If the corners are too far gone... heat/cool?
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