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ZEUS67

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Metallic drain plug question
« on: Sep 29, 2020, 08:58:20 pm »
I know this has been discussed before but has anyone used metallic drain plugs and had any luck with them?  I'm more interested in reducing the size of the bolt head than the metallic property itself especially for the two bolts along the side of the engine.  I've heard that there are metallic plugs with a 14mm head versus a 17mm head which may make it easier to get a wrench on them. If anyone uses a different plug other than the stock plug with good results please let me know....thanks guys!

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    Re: Metallic drain plug question
    « Reply #1 on: Sep 29, 2020, 09:11:15 pm »
    Think you mean magnetic...

    Here's one on Amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009HXNB2A/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=A9NJNMT9ZTSIP&psc=1

    You can get them from Advance Auto or Autozone too

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    Re: Metallic drain plug question
    « Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2020, 05:56:17 am »
    The one A.T. has a link to from Amazon are exactly the same as what I bought.  Work great and easier to access when changing oil.
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      Re: Metallic drain plug question
      « Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2020, 06:52:51 am »
      Oh yeah....sorry....I did mean magnetic!  That's a case of the brain thinking one way and the fingers doing something else....duh  :o

      I did see that one on Amazon but was afraid it wouldn't be compatible on the Raider....thanks for confirming that it will!  The fact that it includes a new washer is an added bonus.  Thanks again guys!
      « Last Edit: Sep 30, 2020, 06:55:41 am by ZEUS67 »

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      Re: Metallic drain plug question
      « Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2020, 04:10:08 pm »
      If you order those from Amazon you might pick up a 6 pack or more of crush washers just in case you need them later. :raider:
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      Re: Metallic drain plug question
      « Reply #5 on: Sep 30, 2020, 04:27:16 pm »
      Good idea Zekester. Will definitely do that. Thanks!

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      Re: Metallic drain plug question
      « Reply #6 on: Oct 01, 2020, 03:09:47 am »
      I bought my oil drain plug magnets from here, VERY strong magnets :
      http://www.magneticoildrainplugs.co.uk/Dimple_Magnetic_Oil_Drain_Plugs.html
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      Re: Metallic drain plug question
      « Reply #7 on: Oct 01, 2020, 10:00:08 am »
      Thanks marcelmot!  I already bought the Outlaw ones on Amazon but I'll keep those in mind if I don't like the ones I bought.

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      Re: Metallic drain plug question
      « Reply #8 on: Oct 01, 2020, 06:05:16 pm »
      I'm thinking about getting these too Zeus, can you post up how you like them?

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      Re: Metallic drain plug question
      « Reply #9 on: Oct 01, 2020, 07:38:45 pm »
      I'm going to replace one of my stock ones immediately because I have a little drip forming after my last oil change this past weekend. I'm pretty sure it's just the crush washer but I figured  I might as well replace the plug too. I will post my results as soon as a know how it works.

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      Re: Metallic drain plug question
      « Reply #10 on: Oct 04, 2020, 11:55:03 am »
      Ok Pir8 here's the result of changing over to the Outlaw magnetic plug. Please remember that it didn't necessarily switch to this plug for it's magnetic properties. I switched because my stock plug was leaking at the washer and I figured I would change plugs to stop the leak (even though I figured it to be just the washer).  The advantage i find with the Outlaw plug is that the head is a 14mm so the wrench fits way better than the 17mm stock plug.  Just changed the two side plugs today and they fit perfectly. So far no little drip forming at the bottom of the front left plug.   I would highly recommend them at this point. If they do help remove more metal crap from the oil then that's a bonus. Thanks to everyone who led me to these plugs!  Raider owners rock!!

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      Re: Metallic drain plug question
      « Reply #11 on: Oct 04, 2020, 09:38:32 pm »
      Thanks man! I'll be adding these at the next change.

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      Re: Metallic drain plug question
      « Reply #12 on: Oct 05, 2020, 04:02:45 am »
      So those are the correct ones (14x1.5x13mm)? Just asking cause when I put in it's for the Raider it says it won't fit.

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      Re: Metallic drain plug question
      « Reply #13 on: Oct 05, 2020, 04:37:46 am »
      That's what I read too but a couple of guys on here said they used them so I gave them a try and they fit perfectly. I used the link that I think A.T. gave me on this thread that brought me to Amazon and three days later my plugs came in.  Ten minutes after that........plugs installed, leak fixed