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: Drain Plug Question


Igofar
09-28-2009, 02:23 AM
While changing the oil tonight, I noticed that the drain plug on the shaft drive has a small magnet built into it, while the front engine drain plug does not. Would it hurt to order a shaft drain plug and use it in the engine? The threads and length appear to be the same.
Thanks for any comments.

sammisgrammy
09-28-2009, 08:03 AM
http://www.cowhidecovers.com/

Here is a forum member that sells them and shows them to be interchangeable

Joe In Calif
09-28-2009, 08:08 AM
They are both 14MM but have a different part number and different price, must be because one is magnetic and one is not. There are several people on e-bay selling magnetic drain plugs for the Wing.

James Bertuca
09-28-2009, 03:23 PM
While changing the oil tonight, I noticed that the drain plug on the shaft drive has a small magnet built into it, while the front engine drain plug does not. Would it hurt to order a shaft drain plug and use it in the engine? The threads and length appear to be the same.
Thanks for any comments.

I think it's a waste of money, the 1500's are the same way, a good hot flush out is better would't you say!! And beside's that magnet is so small!

JD
09-28-2009, 10:09 PM
Does a magnet pick up aluminum shavings?

techdude2000
09-28-2009, 11:05 PM
Nope

Waldo
09-28-2009, 11:26 PM
Magnet does not pick up aluminum, but the ratio of aluminum to steel is about the same inside the crank & tranny as it is inside the final drive.

I have a final drive plug installed in my pan up front. Free with my spare final drive trike take off. Just closed up the hole in it with the one from the drain pan. Will swap it with the one off my (if) failed original final drive (if).

Problem with the after market mag ones is that the bolt does not take 17mm, but is (I think) only 13mm which means you can throw away your cool oil filter wrench.