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Radiator drain plug identification

Hello All,

I went to change my coolant today and ran into a problem. I can not remove the radiator drain plug. It is not removable by a normal screw driver. The plug has 2 parallel indentions that I assume are for a special tool. It actually looks like a female, 2-prong electrical outlet.

I attached a picture. Does anyone know what this is? Where I can buy the proper removal tool? Or another way I can remove this?

Thanks,
Bill
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Get two normal straight blade screw drivers put them both in the slots hold them parallel and, use a longer screw driver at right angles between the two screw drivers and turn counterclockwise
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Get two normal straight blade screw drivers put them both in the slots hold them parallel and, use a longer screw driver at right angles between the two screw drivers and turn counterclockwise
This is fantastic! I put 2 flat-head screwdrivers in there, but I could not figure out how to turn the handles. That said, I tried this, adding the 3rd screwdriver. It's not working. I can't get enough leverage, even w/the screwdriver as a handle, to turn the plug. I may wind up just using a reverse bit to remove it and install s different plug.
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