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alm001 07-29-2015 01:30 PM

Drain plug: max length?
 
My local part store has a m18x1.5 drain plug with a magnet on it, but it looks a lot longer than the ones online for our application.

Does anyone know the max length that can be used?
This thing is a solid 1.5" to the shoulder of the head.

njbray 07-30-2015 10:35 AM

I have one of these - it's made for the car so no need to worry about fitment. 1 1/2" sounds a bit too long to me.
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alm001 07-30-2015 11:13 AM

I ended up not running it. Just to be safe. There probably is room in there, but the quality wasn't very good, and the magnet was pretty week.

I will order the right one for the next oil change.

NewArt 07-30-2015 02:44 PM

Just a note about the ECS magnetic plug. I had one and found that the metal was very easily stripped by the allen socket. Maybe mine was torqued too much by the last tech, but when I did my own oil change this time, I had one hell of a time removing the plug. Ended up cutting a slot in the plug, pushing a chisel bit up with a jack, and freeing it with a vice-grip!

particlewave 07-30-2015 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by njbray (Post 459163)
I have one of these - it's made for the car so no need to worry about fitment. 1 1/2" sounds a bit too long to me.
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That looks nice :cool:
Much bigger magnet than the LN.

Quote:

Originally Posted by NewArt (Post 459183)
Just a note about the ECS magnetic plug. I had one and found that the metal was very easily stripped by the allen socket. Maybe mine was torqued too much by the last tech, but when I did my own oil change this time, I had one hell of a time removing the plug. Ended up cutting a slot in the plug, pushing a chisel bit up with a jack, and freeing it with a vice-grip!

My guess would be that the shop didn't follow the torque specs if it was that tight.


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