[TR] Oil Pan Drain Plug

Chip19474 at aol.com Chip19474 at aol.com
Sun Mar 28 08:53:59 MST 2010

After a few oil changes on my TR6 with a magnetic plug, I noticed it  
dripping as well.....not sure why.  I replaced the plug with a stock plug  and 
always use a little pipe dope on the threads just for good measure - no  
Chip Krout
Delaware Valley Triumphs, Ltd.
Skippack, PA
1976 TR6  CF57822U
In a message dated 3/28/2010 8:08:39 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
terryrs at comcast.net writes:

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 

2.B   A tapered plug SEEMS like it should not leak, but without a true seal 
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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