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|12-27-2018 08:43 PM|
Damocles, In addition to the adapt and overcome, you forgot the " Lead follow or get the fu#* out of the way! We got a war to fight!"
Besides, the drain isn't even under any pressure. I have seen them work for years on end as a field expedient repair. I've even seen them go for a couple years in a 350 Chevy block as a quick repair for a freeze plug when a dummy let his engine freeze cause he was too cheap to add anti-freeze to a leaky radiator and thought water was OK in the winter.. ( no that time it wasn't me)
|12-27-2018 03:54 PM|
|PaddyD||When I was 11 yrs old I did the same thing to my Honda 50 mini bike. After my dad beat the shit out of me for doing it he sent me down to the hardware store for a 1/2" rubber expansion plug. He pushed it in the hole, tightened the screw and it never leaked ever again. I rode that bike like that for years until I had more than outgrown it, Sold it to a neighbor kid who then continued to ride it that way for a # of years after that. Go on Amazon and search for a rubber expansion plug. I know from experience it will work and very cheaply too. Obviously, welding up the hole and machining a new seal surface would be optimal, but that would cost a major pile of cash..|
|12-27-2018 02:06 AM|
Just as I would REVERSE a worn-toothed sprocket in the field, with no replacement available ('til I could obtain a new one, of course)!
"Adapt, Improvise, and Overcome," as the US Marine Corps (and Clint Eastwood, in "Heartbreak Ridge") says! (I think MacGyver had a similar credo.)
|12-26-2018 10:45 PM|
|12-26-2018 10:14 PM|
I thought that is what you would say!
|12-26-2018 09:04 PM|
Then, . . . what about an expandable boat transom drain plug?
|12-26-2018 07:18 PM|
|pdwestman||You mean to tell us that the TLW did not tell you to "put that phone down while at the dinner table."?|
|12-26-2018 06:35 PM|
Thanks for fixing the link.
We went out with the extended family for dinner. I had a Rob Roy, dry, with an olive before dinner. Then I had a Rusty Nail during dinner. After dinner I got a bit bored and tried to fix that link. On my phone.
Then dessert came...
|12-26-2018 04:38 PM|
Originally Posted by Dooman92 View Post
Then you probably dropped the gasket in the oil pan. Then the ill cut threads on an after market magnetic drain plug Fractured the boss when you reinstalled the plug, without the gasket.
Have you read my post #6 in this tread? JB Weld is your only cheap option IMHO & you need to have the patience to do it Yourself.
|12-26-2018 02:04 PM|
|Damocles||I'd FIRST try an oversize oil drain plug; will cost you $ 3.00 or so, and if it doesn't seal, you're still no worse off. Then, explore other options--drill-and-tap; insert; motorboat transom expandable drain plug; even . . . last ditch, WELD.|
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