Pipe plug bottom of TC88 engine - what is this?

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by TQuentin1, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    There is a plug (I think it is just a pipe plug like on the side of the oil pan) on the bottom of the TC 88. What is above this? If I take this out, does anything fall out of the engine besides oil? Is this a good way to drain the residual oil out of the engine?

    TQ
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    That's used in the machining of the oil return scavenging for the oil pump. Don't remove it unless you suspect a sumping problem to check for the amount of oil in the engine sump. There shouldn't be any more than a couple of ounces of oil in there if everything is working right.
     
  3. panels

    panels New Member

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    Also...
    Have read cautions that you could crack your case when removing it. It is REALLY in their.
    I did remove mine when doing a crank replacement. Got about 4 oz. of oil out. Not worth the trouble....

    Tom