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SundanceKid
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posted 04-07-2003 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been looking for a weld on drain bung and plug for my 9" axle and so far have not been able to find one. Well, I found one on Moser's site for 25.00 wich is a little on the steep side. I would like to find some more options preferably cheaper too!

Thanks for any leads

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-07-2003 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen guys just drill and tap the housing. Add a bolt with a nylon washer and you can't get much cheaper than that.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 04-07-2003 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rather than simply tap the housing, I'd drill a 1/2" hole near the bottom, weld a 1/2" ID nut over the hole, then use the 1/2" bolt & washer idea that Steve suggested. Make sure the nut is weld completely around it so it won't leak oil at the housing. The nut will function as a bung.

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SundanceKid
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posted 04-07-2003 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL, but that's not very fancy lookin?
I thought about just tapping the housing, would save me from having to paint Por15 and Rustolium where I welded again. I have an O2 sensor bung sitting here that would look trick. Although a bolt on the inside and a tapped housing would be super sano too. Dono, I'll exhaust my resourses then deside I guess? I'd like to get a magnetic plug if I can. O2 sensors are 18mm X 1.5 right?

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SundanceKid
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posted 04-07-2003 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For anyone who cares, a Toyota 22R engine used a 18mm X 1.5 drain plug.

This might be usable information to those wanting to plug an exsisting O2 sensor when changing from fuel injection to a carb or...for whatever purpose.

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brockjoe
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posted 04-07-2003 11:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for brockjoe   Click Here to Email brockjoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
how about getting a piece of steel pipe cut off a 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick piece and weld it to the housing around the plug to protect it from whatever and to hide it.
and iff you have room weld the nut on the inside.
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SundanceKid
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posted 04-08-2003 03:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hadn't thought about a protection ring. My Toyota has one and I can say they work!

Well, here's what I'm gonna do. I had an O2 sensor bung sitting in my basement. I ran down to the auto part store and bought a drain plug for a Toyota truck. The plug fits absolutely perfect. I think I will grab some tube and weld it around the O2 bung as well. The bad news I now have metric threads on my car (would have had anyways) Good news is it looks way clean looking and is the perfect size hole, not too big not too small.

Total cost break down:
O2 bung (2.99)
Oil plug with magnet (1.99)
Pipe (free)

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-08-2003 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SundanceKid:
Total cost break down:
O2 bung (2.99)
Oil plug with magnet (1.99)
Pipe (free)

The shame of toyoda parts on a Mustang, priceless...

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SundanceKid
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posted 04-09-2003 03:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, if you get upset about the Toyhundaiyugo oil drain plug, your realy not gonna like the small block Chevy under the hood!

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SundanceKid
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posted 04-09-2003 03:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve...LOL did you set up the board to make the T word a swear? I put in the T word and it blanked it out...lol too funny!

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posted 04-09-2003 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can't accuse me of not being a redneck!

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SundanceKid
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posted 04-09-2003 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah,...but I bet all the Nascar Toy...um, yeah. will have Ford 9" axles with 18mm drain plugs!

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-09-2003 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you want to add a little "class" to the deal, a Mercedes drain plug also fits and it is chrome.

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posted 04-09-2003 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or bubblegum, Kia part # 0U812.

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SundanceKid
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posted 04-10-2003 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or ironicly, I did a little looking and Ford happens to use an 18mm plug for their diesel. So if it makes you feel better you can say it is for that application. Also you can get a oil temp sensor in 18mm X 1.5 too...just found that when I was looking.

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