[TR] Oil Pan Drain Plug

terryrs at comcast.net terryrs at comcast.net
Sun Mar 28 04:31:54 MST 2010

Just prior to changing the oil on the TR3A yesterday, I noticed oil drops
hanging from the oilpan's drain plug.B Of course, this could come from
anywhere and find its way to that spot, but I'm curious.B 

The drain plug I'm using is a magnetized tip aftermarket jobbie.B  It has a
tapered fit too, since it doesn't ratchet all the way to the bottom of the
plug, but does go easily all the way through the hole and beyond.B  So...

1.B  Is this the type magnetized tip aftermarket plug you all are familiar
with, or did I somehow windup with some cross between a donkey and a swan.B 

2.B  A tapered plug SEEMS like it should not leak, but without a true seal of
any kind locking against the pan itself, it also seems natural that there
would be some weeping of hot 10/30 synthetic oil.B 

Ah!B  Can't write anymore!B  I'm drained!!!

Terry Smith, '59 TR3A

New Hampshire

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