[DML] Re: Manual tranny leaking at drain plug
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[DML] Re: Manual tranny leaking at drain plug

Thanks for the tip about swapping the plugs, that really helped 
however the darn thing is still leaking. I did two wraps of Teflon, 
still leaked, then I did a bunch of Teflon and now it is only 
leaking very slowly (maybe a drop per 12 hours). I am going to leave 
it for now until I order a magnetic plug and change to synthetic 

I inspected for cracks but could not find any. I am pretty sure that 
I am the first person to change the oil and I think it was slightly 
leaking from the plug before I changed the oil. Not really sure if 
this could be a casting problem or perhaps the threads were not done 
well at the factory. 


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
> Unless the case is cracked (which is very unlikely) the plug needs 
> be tightend more. Remove the plug again and inspect the threads on 
> plug. If they are crossed, ripped, missing, or have plier marks on
> them the plug should be replaced. Wrap with 2 turns of tape and
> reinstall. You should be able to really crank down on it with no
> danger. The plug is a taper so the tighter you get it the better it
> will seal. If you have a magnetic drain plug it should be in the
> bottom, not the side. If you don't have a magnetic one then order 
> Recheck the level and top-off with more 90W. A messy job but one 
> is not done often. Here is a trick. Remove the side plug. Now 
> the drain plug and stop the flow with your finger. Next screw in 
> other plug finger-tight so you don't lose all the oil. Now you can
> inspect the drain plug and tape it up and not have to squirt ALL of
> the gear oil back in.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Nathan Sobieralski" <valleyrat12@>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hello everyone,
> > 
> > My drain plug on my tranny is leaking since I changed my manual 
> > oil, or at least I hrecently noticed it is leaking.  I am 
certain it 
> > is coming from the plug since I got under there and watched it 
> > there. I tried Teflon tape but it still leaks, I am afraid to 
> > down on it anymore for fear of stripping it. There is about 
1/8th inch 
> > of drain plug threads protruding from the case. The leak leaves 
> > fairly large (2-4") spot in my garage. Any suggestions?
> > 
> > Nathan
> > 2277
> >

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