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Old 11-12-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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Oil pan plug...

My first oil change on my 2007 Night Rod. Pic is of oil pan plug and it looks like its missing an o-ring or copper washer. Previous owner had Teflon tape around the threads. Is it missing something? Thanks...
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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Nope. You are good to go with nothing on it. Just don't over torque, or you will be replacing the pan.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #4
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seriously, do not over torque it. it will strip out. and put the good stuff in it. amsoil or mobile 1 20W50 motorcycle oil (synthetic)
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Got Mobile 1. Was gonna get Amsoil but easier to find Mobile 1.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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Just fine, I use it too.
Take advise about plug serious, many have over tightened to their horror and expense.

Notice extreme amount of thread relief adjacent to flange area, that coupled with thin housing means very little length of thread engagement, plus soft material makes it easy to strip.

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:32 PM   #7
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Thanks for heads up on overtightening. Got a little for minute. Thought previous owner may have used the Teflon tape because they stripped it but its fine. Bolt goes in an tightens. Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:56 PM   #8
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oil plug

i use teflon paste on mine. buddy of mine used teflon tape on a fuel line fitting on his carb,guess where the tape ended up.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:26 AM   #9
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I use a bit of teflon tape too..............
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i use teflon paste on mine ....
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I use a bit of teflon tape too..............
The seal isn't made on the threads so teflon tape isn't needed nor will it (or any other thread sealant) help.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:27 AM   #11
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The seal isn't made on the threads so teflon tape isn't needed nor will it (or any other thread sealant) help.
The threads are straight, not tapered so teflon tape will not help. The seal is mechanical, there a small ridge around the face of the flange. The flange to pan face interface makes the seal.
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