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Offline DL-North

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Re: Anyone Use Magnitic Oil Drain Plug for Car or Boat?
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2017, 09:54:54 AM »
Might not be a good idea.
If the threads are part of a weld nut on the inside of the pan, there is no seal between the weld nut and pan.  With this configuration, the underside of the plug has to seal on the outside of the pan.

On the other hand, if the threads are in the pan material, then the thread sealer would work.

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Use teflon tape or pipe dope instead ...

Offline David CVX-16

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Re: Anyone Use Magnitic Oil Drain Plug for Car or Boat?
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2017, 12:52:54 PM »
Crush washers are about $.50 each. I ordered one dozen over the internet making sure they were Honda manufactured (there are a lot of after market washers) and picked them up at the Honda dealer. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 
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Re: Anyone Use Magnitic Oil Drain Plug for Car or Boat?
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2017, 01:08:08 PM »
Any good licensed plumber will tell you teflon tape is a lubricant, not a sealant. At 50 cents a crack for something you do once maybe twice a year what's the point of not using right the part especially on a brand new car.

The factory drain plug on my 'Hoe has an o-ring seal and I believe is magnetic just like the one on my old Sierra HD PU.
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Offline V153

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Re: Anyone Use Magnitic Oil Drain Plug for Car or Boat?
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2017, 05:29:22 PM »
Eh just torque it down til the sob quits leakin ...

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