Sump plug still leaking

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Sump plug still leaking

Post by Hardyrider » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:54 am

Any advice, fitted helicoil to sump and does up a treat to correct lbs with wrench but still dripping.

A very little amount but dripping, any advice on sorting this - some kinda sealer etc.

Not really worried in taking the plug back out in the future as there’s loads of other places I can drain down as you know.

It’s getting a tad frustrating now !!!!


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Re: Sump plug still leaking

Post by Magic Wand » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:02 pm

What kind of washer did you put on the screw? Copper, aluminium?
Maybe you should try some tape for threads? Don't know the name of it.
Or Loctite that you can remove?

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Re: Sump plug still leaking

Post by Hardyrider » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:05 pm

Magic Wand wrote:What kind of washer did you put on the screw? Copper, aluminium?
Maybe you should try some tape for threads? Don't know the name of it.
Or Loctite that you can remove?

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New copper crush washer used, also tried some PTFE tape and still the same Image


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Re: Sump plug still leaking

Post by Magic Wand » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:57 am

Next step c/would be to remove the Helicoil, drill e clean area and let somebody tig weld new material in. Then drill and tap new threads (or Helocoil).

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Re: Sump plug still leaking

Post by limeyduffa » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:30 pm

Try backing off washer and retighting. I know it's a new washer, but that's what I would do.

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