Recent Topics
Sulfur Smell. Cat Issue?
by Miller88
10/01/14 08:49 AM
Destination LE/2
by Char Baby
10/01/14 07:49 AM
Rockauto sent me the wrong part
by Klutch9
10/01/14 07:30 AM
Sibling rivalry
by supton
10/01/14 07:26 AM
Recalls - our reward card saved us ($10)
by Shannow
10/01/14 06:40 AM
Drawbacks of high detergent oil?
by Spetz
10/01/14 06:24 AM
10/1-11/16 5 qt's Napa Synthetic w/Silver OF$21.99
by tenderloin
10/01/14 02:45 AM
10/1-10/28 O'Reilly Sales Ad
by tenderloin
10/01/14 02:15 AM
Got the Hi-Power
by john_pifer
10/01/14 12:03 AM
Upgraded Mobil Jet Oil 387
by syfi
09/30/14 11:40 PM
klotz super techniplate feed back
by mcn1970
09/30/14 10:58 PM
ISIS appears 5 miles from Baghdad
by dave1251
09/30/14 10:34 PM
Newest Members
PAssatGuy, mcn1970, KCChemist, bbuice, Hemingway
51460 Registered Users
Who's Online
93 registered (01_celica_gt, abycat, 05LGTLtd, ARCOgraphite, 2004tdigls, 6 invisible), 1587 Guests and 179 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51460 Members
64 Forums
220068 Topics
3475031 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Topic Options
#2697045 - 07/27/12 12:06 PM Generic ATF Drain plug.
montero1 Offline


Registered: 01/26/06
Posts: 516
Loc: Md, USA
Looking to put some drain plugs on the ATF pans on my Jeep and Z4. Anyone know of one that works well?
_________________________
'13 V-Star 1300 Deluxe (Hers)
'07 Z4 3.0 SI
'10 Mini Cooper
'08 GL1800
'09 Sentra (Hers)
'10 Jeep Rubicon

Top
#2697060 - 07/27/12 12:17 PM Re: Generic ATF Drain plug. [Re: montero1]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 13495
Loc: Upstate NY
How about using a Magnefine filter and that somewhat eliminates draining of the pan. There are several drain plugs on Amazon. Some people weld them in.
_________________________
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 - PP & M1
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 w/Cummins - Rotella T6 & M1
Amsoil ATF in both vehicles & Magnefine filter.

Top
#2697074 - 07/27/12 12:29 PM Re: Generic ATF Drain plug. [Re: montero1]
Kruse Offline


Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 3057
Loc: Kansas
I've used the B&M tranny drain plug on a couple of my vehicles, although I don't currently have a vehicle with it on. It seemed to work just fine. For this application, you drill a hole in the pan, assemble it and tighten the nut. This particular one is available on ebay or a lot of your mail-order shops and quite often it's priced under $10. I think there's also a generic no-name version that's priced slightly lower.

Top
#2697092 - 07/27/12 12:49 PM Re: Generic ATF Drain plug. [Re: Kruse]
montero1 Offline


Registered: 01/26/06
Posts: 516
Loc: Md, USA
Looks like the nut inside the pan that holds it on sticks up quite a ways and would keep 1/6 of an inch of fluid from draining....
_________________________
'13 V-Star 1300 Deluxe (Hers)
'07 Z4 3.0 SI
'10 Mini Cooper
'08 GL1800
'09 Sentra (Hers)
'10 Jeep Rubicon

Top
#2697152 - 07/27/12 01:50 PM Re: Generic ATF Drain plug. [Re: montero1]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
Originally Posted By: montero1
Looks like the nut inside the pan that holds it on sticks up quite a ways and would keep 1/6 of an inch of fluid from draining....


Good call - this is going to be a drawback with most add on plugs.
Still they can be quite handy, even if you are going to take the pan off, it is way less messy. If not, you still get a whole lot out.
If you put one in, weld it or secure it real nice. Like JB weld in addition to the tightening nut.

Top
#2697301 - 07/27/12 04:40 PM Re: Generic ATF Drain plug. [Re: montero1]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 7282
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Originally Posted By: montero1
Looks like the nut inside the pan that holds it on sticks up quite a ways and would keep 1/6 of an inch of fluid from draining....


True, but even pans with a factory plug are threaded or stamped in such a way that that you can't completely drain it. Not a big deal IMO.

Joel
_________________________
2014 Subaru XV Crosstek 2.0L, 5spd, 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SE (Babe magnet III)

Top
#2697431 - 07/27/12 07:28 PM Re: Generic ATF Drain plug. [Re: montero1]
KB2008X Offline


Registered: 06/21/12
Posts: 509
Loc: St. Louis, MO.
Before you start drilling holes see if you can't find a pan with a plug at the dealer. They will surprise you sometimes with prices lower than you expected. Then try the aftermarket. Dorman has pans with plugs for many applications. Mopar Performance should have one for the Jeep, as should B&M and the various transmission parts suppliers.

An aluminum pan will offer improved cooling of the fluid in the pan versus the stock stamped steel pan.

Do you go off-road much ? You need to consider ground clearance.

A sixth of an inch isn't anything to be concerned with. Just tilt the vehicle towards the plug, which should be at the rear of pan.

Keith
_________________________
04 Town Car 4.6 5w20 FL820S
92 Ram D150 3.9 10w30 MO-090
03 S-10 4.3 5w30 Puro L10111
above on TropArtic Synthetic Blend
10 Toyota Camry - undecided

Top
#2698460 - 07/28/12 10:21 PM Re: Generic ATF Drain plug. [Re: KB2008X]
cbear Offline


Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 382
Loc: Cincinnati, OH
I added one to my Nitro. Here's a thread I did about it.
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2060806
_________________________
1995 Thunderbird
2003 Cavalier
2007 Nitro
2001 XLH 883

Top