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tranmission Drain plug

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Post by doug_heisel » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:07 pm

I have a 52 FL and a 4 speed tranny. I went to drain the oil out of my tank and when I put the plug back in it just kept turning and wouldn't tighten in the hole. After pullling the tranny and flipping it over the hole that goes in to the tranny has NO threads there is a hole right next to it that is threaded am I missing something did HD come up with a weird drain plug or are the threads so stripped that the sides of the hole are smooth.



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Re: tranmission Drain plug

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Post by Kuda » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:50 pm

There should be two holes in that area, one is the 5th trans bolt hole and the other is the drain plug. Sounds like your plug stripped or someone used a sealer of some kind to reinstall it. Not too hard to time-sert/heli-coil it, or in a pinch they make oversized self tapping drain plugs. If it were me, I'd take the time to do it right and time-sert it...

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Re: tranmission Drain plug

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Post by doug_heisel » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:38 pm

Thanks kuda
I think i will do the time sert I wonder if the last owner stripped it out bad and used J.B. weld or something, the threads looked clean on the bolt and I barely tightened it before she started free turning in the hole. This might be one of the reasons I was leaking so much oil out of the tranny Hmmm :shock: right along with it was leaning way to much on the jiffy stand, and I think the main drive seal is leaking, and I over filled it.

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Post by RICOCHET » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:51 pm

I've had the same thing happen and located a steel oversized drain plug at Pep Boys that has self threading or thread cutting OD and also had a smaller plug within it so that next time you're removing the plug within the steel one to drain. Worked perfectly.

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Re: tranmission Drain plug

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Post by doug_heisel » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:03 am

RICOCHET wrote:I've had the same thing happen and located a steel oversized drain plug at Pep Boys that has self threading or thread cutting OD and also had a smaller plug within it so that next time you're removing the plug within the steel one to drain. Worked perfectly.

Dick
Any chance of getting a part # this sounds like a really good solution to me. THanks
Doug

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Post by RICOCHET » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:42 pm

It was a long time ago so no part number but check out any Pep Boys, Autozone, NAPA, what have you. You'll find several type for stripped plugs. Some with magnets, some with the inner drain bolt I mentioned.

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Re: tranmission Drain plug

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Post by doug_heisel » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:44 pm

Thanks I'll do that.

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Re: tranmission Drain plug

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Post by Kurt » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:28 pm

Here you go: http://tinyurl.com/yzf5qtq

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Re: tranmission Drain plug

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Post by doug_heisel » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:20 am

Thanks Kurt but I think that part is the fill plug at the side of the Tranny I need the drain plug on the bottom which has a smaller o.d. I'm going to auto zone tomorrow I'll see what I can turn up there.

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Re: tranmission Drain plug

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Post by Kurt » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:29 pm

LOL.....I knew that.....I just can't read......I am loading the entire Colony product line into my site and came across that and thought.....hey...I think this will work for Doug.

The number you really need is: 7502-2 (it includes a tap)

My worry is.....if you use a quick fix plug and something happens with the installation......that's your only shot. I've used those plugs before in oil pans.......I end up changing the pan eventually. For a little extra money the kit I have listed gives you a tap to make brand new threads and the "correct" plug and will work forever as long as you don't over tighten it again.

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Re: tranmission Drain plug

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Post by doug_heisel » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:53 pm

Thanks for the # Kurt God I love this site.

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