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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-25-2014, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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What type of O-ring is on the engine drain plug?

Changing oil and it looks like a rubber O-ring but can't tell. Can I use a copper one from Auto Zone?
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Changing oil and it looks like a rubber O-ring but can't tell. Can I use a copper one from Auto Zone?
No, but if no other neoprene type to be had you can use teflon tape wraped several times around the goove area to simulate. Have done this a few times, don't over reef on the 5/8' plug ever.
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I've been getting O-rings from the hardware store. They work just fine.


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Thanks for the information guys. Off to the hardware store.
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There is a thread started on the forum. It lists part numbers from McMaster Carr. You can buy 100 of them for right around $12.00

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I've been getting O-rings from the hardware store. They work just fine.

If it's inside diameter is 7/16 and it's outside diameter is 9/16, how can it only be 1/16th of an inch thick? Just wondering...

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I shoulda took you with me to the hardware store. I couldn't get away from the guy helping me. He's been working there WAY TOO LONG. I'm sure he has your answer. It'd be good to see you and your GoPro at SW. Are you going?

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One would like to think its a $8 90 durometer Viton or a silcone material to withstand the massive heat and pressure requirements of the Twin Cam engine.

However I'm pretty sure it a generic 75 durometer #18 nitrile o ring avail everywhere. I reuse mine a lot also, if they look ok and not nicked.

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