Drain Plug Threads
b.benz at charter.net
Wed Nov 7 13:12:42 PST 2007
Are you sure of that thread size? I don’t recall the drain hole being
approx. 1” in diameter.
If correct, one could drill and tap the stock plug to accept the more
common M14-1.5 plug, and lock-titie the M26 into the pan.
On Nov 7, 2007, at 11:22 AM, Nathan Winters wrote:
> There is no M26x1.5 Helicoil...
> Any other suggestions?
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
> To: Nathan Winters <natewin at yahoo.com>
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 12:42:04 PM
> Subject: Re: Drain Plug Threads
> Helicoil insert.
> On Nov 7, 2007, at 9:03 AM, Nathan Winters wrote:
>> Correct Paul did not say that, lets start a new subject for it then.
>> If the sealing face is fine and the threads are not, what would be
>> a good solution?
>> I don't plan on installing a drain valve, just need better threads
>> on the pan.
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
>> To: Nathan Winters <natewin at yahoo.com>
>> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 11:50:54 AM
>> Subject: Re: New lister, new car
>> Paul didn’t say that the threads were buggered up. He said that the
>> plug came out easily after he ground off the plug’s head, the
>> face seal. But he may have buggered up the pan’s face sealing
>> surface. A simple fix for this would be to 45 degree counter sink
>> the surface to accept an O-ring on a new stock plug.
>> The better way to remove such a frozen plug is with heat. Same system
>> as removing a broken stud from a head.
>> Build up the buggered hex head with a TIG or MIG welder until large
>> enough to get a vice grip on it. The weld heat will have loosened the
>> frozen plug or stud.
>> On Nov 7, 2007, at 6:58 AM, Nathan Winters wrote:
>>> If the threads are already buggered up, what solutions are there?
>>> Next size up drill / tap?
>>> Go to NPT?
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