Eco Plug oil drain plug

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It probably works as advertised and a tractor would seem to be a good place to use it, but I can't imagine using that plug on a car. After every bump in the road I'd be checking my rear view mirror to see if I was putting down a fresh oil slick.
 
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If you google Dorman 65240; i have used something similar. The claws parts are spring loaded so it snaps open after you feed it thru the drain hole I had a Caprice SBC305 with a bent pan AND a stripped drain plug (not my doing) Tons of BITOG'rs would never use something like it, but no one has ever produced a technical reason not to. Here it is https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/...orman-autograde-drain-plug/65240/4182313 forgot to add crankshaft clearance is a concern for some vehicles/motors
 
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Originally Posted by simple_gifts
If you google Dorman 65240; i have used something similar. The claws parts are spring loaded so it snaps open after you feed it thru the drain hole I had a Caprice SBC305 with a bent pan AND a stripped drain plug (not my doing) Tons of BITOG'rs would never use something like it, but no one has ever produced a technical reason not to. Here it is https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/...orman-autograde-drain-plug/65240/4182313 forgot to add crankshaft clearance is a concern for some vehicles/motors
Yes I looked at those too. I like them in that I feel better with it being held tight by a screw and toggle instead of a strong magnet,. Then again the magnet is more flush and easier to change out with out worrying about your wings ending up in your oil pan. Come this winter I will fix it either by magnet. wingnut or drill and tap. I did cheap out during oil change with oil filter(OrangeCOD) and do want to replace when I do the plug.
 
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Originally Posted by JHZR2
If its a steel pan, cutting new threads should be trustworthy, but that product looks interesting. The alternative is to use a time sert kit. https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...6559/diy-time-sert-oil-pan-thread-repair
I saw that in my search on what my options were. I really don't want to drill my plate because if I screw up I may have a hard time finding a new plate. I may buy a new tractor in a year but I do have a use for this one. Got to keep it running.
 
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Originally Posted by passgas55
Originally Posted by simple_gifts
If you google Dorman 65240; i have used something similar. The claws parts are spring loaded so it snaps open after you feed it thru the drain hole I had a Caprice SBC305 with a bent pan AND a stripped drain plug (not my doing) Tons of BITOG'rs would never use something like it, but no one has ever produced a technical reason not to. Here it is https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/...orman-autograde-drain-plug/65240/4182313 forgot to add crankshaft clearance is a concern for some vehicles/motors
Yes I looked at those too. I like them in that I feel better with it being held tight by a screw and toggle instead of a strong magnet,. Then again the magnet is more flush and easier to change out with out worrying about your wings ending up in your oil pan. Come this winter I will fix it either by magnet. wingnut or drill and tap. I did cheap out during oil change with oil filter(OrangeCOD) and do want to replace when I do the plug.
Wings will not come off as the threaded shaft is crimped on the end.
 
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