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#1 Steve8274

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:39 AM

Hi all
Removed my sump plug to replace with a new one and they are completely different.
I thought there was only 1 type.
Any ideas

 

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Thanks



#2 nicklouse

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:42 AM

looks like PO stripped the original thread and fitted something else.



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:55 AM

Thanks. It wasn’t leaking but did have what looked ptfe wrapped around. Is that ok to do again?

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:42 PM

i don't think you've got much choice unless/until you want to replace the gearbox casing

 

helicoils *might* be an option, but there's such a big difference between the two plug threads it looks unlikely (..to my untrained eye)



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:51 PM

Ok thanks. Will see how it reseals and make a decision from there. Just when I think my expenditure is starting to drop off 🙄

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 01:25 PM

Looks like the centre is removable on the right hand one, perhaps for a temperature sensor.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:15 PM

Looks like its bodged to me to be honest

 

Iv got a sump plug repair kit your more than welcome to use Steve, Im doing nowt with it. I did a sort of how to when I did mine :)

 

Can drop it off sometime over the next week for you, or you can pick it up from mine ...



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:12 PM

Looks like its bodged to me to be honest

Iv got a sump plug repair kit your more than welcome to use Steve, Im doing nowt with it. I did a sort of how to when I did mine :)

Can drop it off sometime over the next week for you, or you can pick it up from mine ...


I think it maybe a bodge but it doesn’t seem to leak. Well it didn’t before I took it out. What does the sump plug repair kit entail. Will it still work since the hole seems a lot bigger than the correct sump plug? The car is still being built so it isn’t driveable but the engine is in. I’ve just had a quick search for your guide but couldn’t see it. I’m sure I use the search facility wrong. I often look for things and can’t find and then someone puts the link up.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:32 PM

It involves making the sump hole bigger, then a tap is ran through the hole to cut a thread then a sump plug of the desired size is inserted....

 

I'll look for the guide i did last year...



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:50 PM

 

Looks like its bodged to me to be honest

Iv got a sump plug repair kit your more than welcome to use Steve, Im doing nowt with it. I did a sort of how to when I did mine :)

Can drop it off sometime over the next week for you, or you can pick it up from mine ...


I think it maybe a bodge but it doesn’t seem to leak. Well it didn’t before I took it out. What does the sump plug repair kit entail. Will it still work since the hole seems a lot bigger than the correct sump plug? The car is still being built so it isn’t driveable but the engine is in. I’ve just had a quick search for your guide but couldn’t see it. I’m sure I use the search facility wrong. I often look for things and can’t find and then someone puts the link up.

 

Here you go Ste ;)

 

http://www.theminifo...30-sump-repair/

 

Hope it helps..



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:19 PM

No need for a helicoil as it appears to have a good thread already. A timesert could sleeve it back to the stock plug,bit why would you go through the effort?

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:30 PM

I came across one on a Gearbox I've just built up. Of course the condition of the thread was looked at at the time of it being a bare case and it looked perfect.

 

Only, when it came time to fit the Plug, I was coff coff over the moon to find out it was tapped to M18, which I think might be too close to the original 5/8" to make a sensible insert for.

 

I'll likely find a decent M18 proper sump plug from something else and fit a magnet to it.



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:39 PM

I'll likely find a decent M18 proper sump plug from something else and fit a magnet to it.

loads out there already but they tend to be for gearbox. 

eg

http://www.burtonpow...5-rs-ap-05.html



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:53 PM

 

I'll likely find a decent M18 proper sump plug from something else and fit a magnet to it.

loads out there already but they tend to be for gearbox. 

eg

http://www.burtonpow...5-rs-ap-05.html

 

 

 

Cheers for that - saved me looking !

 

<Edit: Bummer. The thread I have is M18 x 2.5. All the sump plugs I've looked at (so far) are M18 x 1.5 ! This just keeps getting better,,,,>


Edited by Moke Spider, 09 July 2018 - 09:22 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:25 PM

No need for a helicoil as it appears to have a good thread already. A timesert could sleeve it back to the stock plug,bit why would you go through the effort?

It does have a good thread inside the casing and like I say it wasn’t leaking.




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