Plain plumber's dope is made for use with water. Originally posted by Big John: Teflon tape is a lubricant not a sealer,most of what you wrap on there will be sheared off as you thread in the plug.. Lubricated threads also have a much stronger chance of overtightening & loosening from vibration. Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20 S.O., Head Size 3/4 In. Volvo Penta Magnetic Gearcase Drain PlugIncludes o-ringOriginal Volvo Penta Volvo Penta Drain Plug With O-Ring - VP3854539 JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. We are working every day to make sure our community is one of the best. Shop for AGS Oil Drain Plug Sealant 0.14oz with confidence at AutoZone.com. September 14, 2019 in General Discussion. Can anyone suggest what they know to be a good sealant for a transmission drain plug? I am about to change the diff oil on my '02 DII and was wondering what you guys do with the drain plugs? Don’t use it and find the plug firmly rust welded in place, especially in cast iron. You have to make sure the dope is good for petroleum. The tech found the RTV sealant around the oil drain plug and asked me to check why it was applied. On an antique that is being preserved it is best to use a sealer. Even in the plumbing & heating business it's recommended to use a sealer on tapered thread. [Both are availalble on Amazon too!]. And, no worries of bits of tape ever getting into places where it shouldn't. The shop manual says to use Loctite 290, but at the dealer they said their service guys always use Teflon tape so there's no leaks. For Everridin' in the Grass '07 F Find Dorman 65109 Dorman Oil Pan Drain Plugs and get Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing! I've had many come through my shop that did not seal hot motor oil no matter how tight you get them. The trick is to wrap the Teflon tape clockwise when the threaded end of the drain plug is facing you. Is there anything I should be using like tape or a sealant when re installing it? The layers of the Teflon should be depend on how lose your drain plug is. Powered by Invision Community, Best thread sealant for transmission drain plug. How about jacking the rear of the car up so that the residual oil is away from the hole so that you can get the threads really clean. I've never had a problem with mine leaking. I've tried wrapping the threads of the plug w/ plumber's tape and replacing the o-ring, but it didn't solve the problem. Drain engine coolant from the radiator using the drain plug … Does a very good job of sealing even worn drain plugs against hot engine oil leaking. All I can say is get rid of them. Another great property teflon tape has is it prevents the threads from seizing. Plus the brass radiator plug. Teflon paste generally works fine, but it acts as a lubricant, the taper should seal the threads. The shop manual says to use Loctite 290, but at the dealer they said their service guys always use Teflon tape so there's no leaks. You must log in or register to reply here. If you only have a side stand, you can use that, but be prepared to hold your bike up level to ensure all the oil is out and to properly check the level of the new oil. I'm surprised the teflon/dope solution didn't work for you. -> Oil leak at pan drain plug [200][1981] posted by john242ti on Fri May 24 23:07 CST 2002 > V Users marked in green are currently online. ^^^THIS. Also run the plug with a pipe die and use Gasoila.. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Contains PTFE. I use LockTite blue, easy on and off with no danger or mess. Thread swells from fluid, and seals plug threads. Thanks to all with your suggestions-  It looks like Gasoila and maybe Rectorseal T+2 would be the best choices. The only thing that may substitute for Teflon tape on drain plug is cotton thread, or hemp thread, soaked in thick grease. Roger Walling  has a good idea. My money is on a cracked case the more you tighten the plug or wrap tape on it the more you force the crack open even a small amount. I've tried wrapping the threads of the plug w/ plumber's tape and replacing the o-ring, but it didn't solve the problem. I had my concerns on silicon also, but when you go to a transmission rebuild class and John Twist says to use a light coating of silicon on the plugs that can leak, you take him at his word. It's an NPT thread. JavaScript is disabled. Anaerobic thread sealer might be worth trying if teflon paste is not working. Just got mine a week or so ago, and a spare. An NPT tapered thread connection, every time the fitting is reefed together, the female threads enlarge a small bit, depending on the material like Brass or Bronze, they can open significantly. Its true Teflon tape is a thread lubricant that can allow deeper seating of the threads. Teflon tape has no place in a car engine. We see this all the time with antique steam car fittings cast bronze and iron where they have been connected, disconnected and over tightened several times over the years, they get to a point where the only way to seal them is with a sealer like I listed or they must be repaired, i.e. This is a 1925 Kissel Speedster with W140 synthetic gear lube (about to be put in). Just a simple pipe plug a shown. If you get tired of the plastic drain plugs, look at E.E., John has brass drain plugs with o-rings that don'r wear out and dont leak. Copyright © 2020, Antique Automobile Club of America. It's easy! Have you tried cleaning up the threads? I don't see how it could hurt though. Get yours online today and pick up in store. Copyright © 2020, Antique Automobile Club of America. It is slippery so don't overtighten and break something if you use it. 83 toy went 183000 miles with same washer Put it on an engine’s water jacket drain plug and 30K later it will be easy to remove. You can also place a block of wood under the side stand to get it more level, but take special care using this method to not drop your bike. If so, then pick up one of these Dorman oil pan drain plugs. DBKissel, I am about to change the diff oil on my '02 DII and was wondering what you guys do with the drain plugs? I use teflon tape on my brass plug. Be careful with the thicker silicone based concoctions... not so much with primitive transmissions, but more-so with motors. Best way is to point the threads at your face and wrap 2 1/2 times clockwise (pulling tight) around the threads. Post in the forum instead. Might be worth checking out if the problem persists, but again, be careful because going too big can split a casting or pan. If someone has been wrapping too much material in there, if may be causing cracking around the drain hole. I am going to weld a nut to the inside of the pan and use a regular oil plug. Oil is leaking from the brass oil drain plug (where it screws into the block). Has anyone used a teflon tape wrap on their oil plug before? necessary oil feed lines or any other sensors at this time. Going a different rout now. Contact Us - DO NOT EMAIL CAR QUESTIONS. https://www.amazon.com/General-Purpose-Thread-Sealant-8oz/dp/B01LZTXVR8/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=Jomar+sealant&qid=1568483859&sr=8-6. In a perfect world, tapered thread drain plugs should seal without a sealer. We apologize that this item is … Note: If you are only installing one sensor, use the provided bolts to plug the other open ports. Teflon tape should work for this. I'm thinking black auto RTV sealant or non hardening form-a-gasket. I did use Teflon tape there, but only on the threads not letting the tape … They also said they found a very thin oil film on the drain pulg. I just purchased this mower. Remove the oil drain plug from your engine, catching the final drips of oil with a cardboard sheet. Wire to connect temp sensor to gauge How to do it 1. Teflon tape might work but not for long. Temperature range -65 F to 400 F (-54 C to 204 C). The drain plug is leaking slowly now. I have used teflon tape with high quality plumbers pipe dope in the past, but always seem to have a drip. Plug on the OD (D type) is also course thread. Do you have a rounded-off, stripped, or leaking drain plug? Still amazes me the D2 has plastic. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. This is what I use for all my steam fittings, and more steamfolk are switching over to it. 2- Stainless hose clamps 5. Part # : NOE 7041018 Product Line : NAPA Solutions Pickup in Store not currently available. More water from wet bathing suits than any coming thru the plug. Its a very thick white liquid that is applied buy the brush in the cap of the lid. I do not want it to break-down and swirl in my oil. It is tapered thread, pinches, wedges itself in there when tightened. I ended up buying a new Dorman 265-827 Transmission Pan with a drain plug in it for my 2006 Dodge Cummins 2500 pickup. Teflon tape is not a good thing to use on vehicle systems (especially fuel, brake, and lubrication systems). If the threads are NPT, put a wad of grease on a tap and turn it in until there is pressure felt, then give it a turn (dressing up the threads) and back it out. With newer automotive oil pan drain plugs, you can also get oversized plugs but I doubt you would get one in that style of plug/thread. Anaerobic thread sealer might be worth trying if teflon paste is not working. By I believe they used liquid teflon, It is commonly used. And the originals are not like the modern plumbing supply equivalent, so using a sealer allows saving the original for a show car and not having it weep oil. Also holds up to gasoline for sealing threaded fuel line fittings. bored, silver-soldered sleeved and retapped or go up a pipe size. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Why would you use anything else? I called up the ducati dealership where I got my last oil change Idealy cleaned off with brake-kleene. Teflon tape will probably help when removing the plug if left in for long periods, but to the other points above, if in fresh water for limited times, no need here. If it leaks.weeps you need a new plug. You can buy just that gasket at an auto parts store. Normally for nasty ones I use one coat of dope... a couple wraps of teflon... then apply more dope and "usually" that fixes it. Automobile Suggested Applications: Head bolts into through holes, oil PSI sending units and sensors, oil and coolant lines, fuel fittings, rear axle fill plug, brake, and power steering fittings Heavy Duty Suggested Applications : Differential drain plugs and core plugs. I would not bother with this at all except the Any thoughts? Plugs that have been removed and installed countless times over 80-90 years don't just wear the plug threads they also wear the threads in the hole that is being plugged. 3. I recently changed the oil on my 25 kohler. 4. I use Plumber's Teflon paste from my local hardware store. It is the gasket between the bolt head and pan that seals the drain. The company I work for will fire a person in a N.Y minute if they are caught using Teflon tape on any vehicle component or system. The one on my Pontiac (500,000 miles) is still the original and does not leak, but it must be tight. Also inspect around the hole closely. 10-17-2013, 10:00 PM It's now one week into this video and the new plug has not leaked. Why? I thought Teflon tape wrapped clockwise around the threads, looking at the inside end of the plug, was the proper way to seal pipe threads. I would never ever use teflon tape or paste on an engine. Parts are just part of what we do. If you get tired of the plastic drain plugs... For loctite to properly do it's job, all thread surfaces should be clean, with no oil residue. Designed and constructed to strict engineering quality standards, they are high-quality OE replacements coated for corrosion resistance and a long service … Easy to use, and it doesn't harden up and sieze over time, makes it easy to disassemble ever after many years. i smear some grease on it, so it can be removed next time and doesn't get stuck. It is slippery so don't overtighten and break something if you use it. Chunks of silicone can be squeezed inside and roam around causing problems. on first oil change I take the drain plug to parts store or napa and get a nylon washer for drain plugs, making sure that its a snug fit on the threads so it doesn't fall off when I change oil. (typically) When you take your drain plug out you can see it was not a tape but an applied liquid. Very forgiving of sticking to oily threads. The problem with that is antiques are not perfect - most are far from it. Won t shred or wear like Teflon® tape. Is teflon tape ok? Designed to not leak if tightened properly. Teflon tape has no place in a car engine. Glad I asked. read the label. Teflon tape 4. Teflon paste generally works fine, but it acts as a lubricant, the taper should seal the threads. See above for prep and actual gauge install 2. The key might be in where the plug lives. If you have a bike lift or stand, put your bike up on it. If you can get access to some small taps/dies for NPT maybe try lightly cleaning the threads. Thoughts? Trying a over sized drain plug on a oil pan with messed up threads. Wrap threads of hex drain fitting with Teflon* tape, or apply thread compound. On my last bike ('03 Ultra) and the '91 Dyna, they had a pipe plug in the primary case drain. Note: Be sure to use Teflon tape … Parts may be repositioned up to 4 hours after application. 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