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Eco Plug oil drain plug #5191570 08/19/19 07:15 PM
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https://ecoplugsystem.com/10mm-14mm-magnetic-oil-drain-plug/

I have an old Yanmar tractor and the oil pan is stripped. It does not leak but you can not tighten it. Just a little snug.
I feel it will end up leaking. I can remove the pan and try to go one size up on a tap with new drain plug. I happen across the ecoplug.
Any one has used one of these?

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It probably works as advertised and a tractor would seem to be a good place to use it, but I can't imagine using that plug on a car.
After every bump in the road I'd be checking my rear view mirror to see if I was putting down a fresh oil slick.

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If you google Dorman 65240; i have used something similar. The claws parts are spring loaded so it snaps open after you feed it thru the drain hole

I had a Caprice SBC305 with a bent pan AND a stripped drain plug (not my doing)

Tons of BITOG'rs would never use something like it, but no one has ever produced a technical reason not to.

Here it is

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/...orman-autograde-drain-plug/65240/4182313

forgot to add crankshaft clearance is a concern for some vehicles/motors

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Re: Eco Plug oil drain plug [Re: passgas55] #5191645 08/19/19 08:58 PM
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If its a steel pan, cutting new threads should be trustworthy, but that product looks interesting.

The alternative is to use a time sert kit.

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...6559/diy-time-sert-oil-pan-thread-repair

Re: Eco Plug oil drain plug [Re: simple_gifts] #5191663 08/19/19 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by simple_gifts
If you google Dorman 65240; i have used something similar. The claws parts are spring loaded so it snaps open after you feed it thru the drain hole

I had a Caprice SBC305 with a bent pan AND a stripped drain plug (not my doing)

Tons of BITOG'rs would never use something like it, but no one has ever produced a technical reason not to.

Here it is

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/...orman-autograde-drain-plug/65240/4182313

forgot to add crankshaft clearance is a concern for some vehicles/motors


Yes I looked at those too. I like them in that I feel better with it being held tight by a screw and toggle instead of a strong magnet,. Then again the magnet is more flush and easier to change out with out worrying about your wings ending up in your oil pan. Come this winter I will fix it either by magnet. wingnut or drill and tap. I did cheap out during oil change with oil filter(OrangeCOD)
and do want to replace when I do the plug.

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Originally Posted by JHZR2
If its a steel pan, cutting new threads should be trustworthy, but that product looks interesting.

The alternative is to use a time sert kit.

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...6559/diy-time-sert-oil-pan-thread-repair


I saw that in my search on what my options were. I really don't want to drill my plate because if I screw up I may have a hard time finding a new plate. I may buy a new tractor in a year but I do have a use for this one. Got to keep it running.

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Originally Posted by passgas55
Originally Posted by simple_gifts
If you google Dorman 65240; i have used something similar. The claws parts are spring loaded so it snaps open after you feed it thru the drain hole

I had a Caprice SBC305 with a bent pan AND a stripped drain plug (not my doing)

Tons of BITOG'rs would never use something like it, but no one has ever produced a technical reason not to.

Here it is

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/...orman-autograde-drain-plug/65240/4182313

forgot to add crankshaft clearance is a concern for some vehicles/motors


Yes I looked at those too. I like them in that I feel better with it being held tight by a screw and toggle instead of a strong magnet,. Then again the magnet is more flush and easier to change out with out worrying about your wings ending up in your oil pan. Come this winter I will fix it either by magnet. wingnut or drill and tap. I did cheap out during oil change with oil filter(OrangeCOD)
and do want to replace when I do the plug.


Wings will not come off as the threaded shaft is crimped on the end.


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