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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by kezzaj666, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. kezzaj666

    kezzaj666 New Member

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    While working under my ute lately i noticed around the sump there was a fair bit of oil and it was dripping i decided to do an oil change and grab a new sump plug to put in once i got back from repco and jumped under to do it the sump plug didnt fit in the hole it was to small,holding the 2 plugs next to each other looked the same but the thread on the plugs were a slightly bit different i go back up to repco and they told me that there is a special plug you can get for it they would have to order it in and was going to be around $30 it was KSP1027 1.75-12mm.

    Has anyone heard of this before i dont want to pay $30 for something that isnt going to work
     
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    Shouldn't need to change the plug, just the copper washer. Unless the plug is damaged in some way?
     
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    ^agree should only have to replace the washer (copper/alumiunum or crush washer, should replace it each oil change considering it costs less than $1)
     
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    go to bursons got a hole plug washer thing for 6 bucks, last nupty that serviced my car did it up with a rattle gun we are assuming would not budge so we managed to strip the bolt
     
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    You don't really need to buy a new copper washer - just heat till red either on a gas burner (BBQ flame) or whatever, then plunge into cold water. This anneals the copper and it's then ready to use again. Saves having to drive to a garage to buy one.
     
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    ok cool i think the same has happened to mine its been thredded out and doesnt sit in there nice and firm and the new plug doesnt fit in the hole its to small and its the reccomened one for it,ill try bursons can i find them on the net? and get a whole new one i hate oil dripping i take to much pride in my engine lol
     
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    If its threaded out then you will haft to get it re threaded...
     
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    That is a pretty neat idea! Would be handy for those doing a lot of miles and changing their oil often. My only adjustment would be to wire the lever closed (put a hole in it and wire it so it can't move)

    Personally, i do my own oil changes and always torque the bolt up correctly so dont have an issue with stripped sump bolts :)
     
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    They are a good idea, but like Jaymz said, if you don't overtighten the sump plug and don't round it off, then you shouldn't need to get one of those.

    I have seen people use shifters to try and undo the sump plug but they just round it off. I always use a 19mm socket and breaker bar, but a good 19mm spanner would be just as good.
     
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    they look excellent i wouldnt mind trying one of them out
     
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    All that glitters is not gold.....the problem with drain taps (which have been around for years) is that they do not completely drain the oil from the sump and leave the bottom 3mm depth of dirty oil in the sump. This will be the oil that contains most solids as they sink to the bottom. The reason why this happens is that the tap reduces the size of the drain hole and thereby prevents you from totally draining all the old dirty oil from your sump.
     
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    Thanks for the info Hako. Was thinking about it, but after that, no thanks.
     
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    yeah same thought it sounded great but after Hako's information ill just get the normal sump plug sorted out
     

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