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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-09-2019, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone using any type of thread sealer when putting drain plugs back in?
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Anyone using any type of thread sealer when putting drain plugs back in?
I will use a small bit of pipe thread tape or the liquid stuff but I've found that if you just put a new O-ring on and tq to spec it's all you need. The thread sealer is just an extra piece of mind but not really necessary.

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What he said. Use a new o ring every time and torque.


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I've always done same as RGKen.

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Just put it back on with a new ring and torque it. If you use pipe dope, then you have to make sure there isn't any hard pipe dope in the ring recess before you put the plug back in. Not a big deal on a lift, but on the floor its another story.
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I use neither. Been using the same 0 ring for years with out leakage. I change em only when the need it, by looks and feels.
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I use neither. Been using the same 0 ring for years with out leakage. I change em only when the need it, by looks and feels.
You're correct. For years I never changed O rings with no issues. I recently bought a supply off of Ebay, so now I change them. I just made work for myself.
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on mines always put new o-ring and a round of liquid teflon for peace of mind.
I do a lot of attention on torquing the plug because had one loose when my Dyna was serviced by HD because new under warranty. Never saw me again at that dealership......
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I always use a new O-ring and some liquid Teflon on the threads and use a Torque wrench as well.

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