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Oil drain plug size?

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by mr happy, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. mr happy

    mr happy Active Member

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    Guys,
    Looking to fit an oil temp sender in the drain plug, its a Type 4 2 litre off a 76 bus, anyone tell me what the thread on the oil drain plug is?

    Mr h
     
  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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  3. Mr Beckstar

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    I think it’s M12 but be careful it hasn’t been tapped out oversized after being stripped. I’ll double check the standard size with the Bentley Manual when I get home.
     
  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Ah...that thread!!:(
    Cheers
     
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  5. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Bentley confirms oil drain plug is M12 x 1.5
     
  6. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    I did this...

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  7. Mr Beckstar

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    It’s the location used on a Porsche 914 which uses pretty much the same motor.
     
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  9. 1500king

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    Yep.

    Can use an M14 Spark plug timesert if the original thread is bad, then a Suzuki magnetic sump plug... GSX
     
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