Radiator drain plug

Noticed my radiator drain plug was leaking, so I tightened it a bit since it seemed loose. Continued to leak, so I tightened a little more, and the wing nut part of drain plug broke off. Now I have the
drain plug broken off and still leaking. Any suggestions of how to get the drain plug out??? I was going to attempt to drill it hoping the plug would break into pieces so I could get it out. I hate to have to replace the radiator due to this drain plug.
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Probably the best thing to do is to get a giant flat-blade screwdriver (at least a foot long). Heat the blade up really hot with a torch, and let it melt itself into the head of the drain plug. At this point you can unscrew it from the rad.
I'm assuming you're going to pull the rad from the car, since there's probably no way you could get a drill in there to start with.
If you want to try removing the plug with the rad in place, cut the end off the big screwdriver and weld/epoxy a nut onto the end of it so you can use a socket and ratchet. Then melt the hole in the plug.
The plug itself is readily available for cheap at your dealer, or at any shop that sells rads.
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