Primary Drain Plug

Discussion in 'Oil' started by 01dynaglide, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

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    This thing will not stop leaking!!! What recommendations do you have?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    New "O" ring if it has one, if not, thread sealant like locktite's #561.
     
  3. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

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    Thanks. I will try the locktite.
     
  4. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

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    Glider, will LOCTITE 222MS be ok. It is for small fasteners to 1/4". How would thread seal tape work?
     
  5. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    Loctite 222 - Low Strength (LOC-22221)
    For occasional adjustments of small fasteners may be required. Small hand tools can be used to overcome the adhesive seal. Best for 1/4” and smaller fasteners. Temp. range: -65º to 300ºF (-54º to 149ºC).

    Loctite 561
    Thread Sealant, Semi-Solid Cures rapidly to provide immediate low pressure sealing.

    I would say no . The 561 is specificaly designed for leaks where 222 is not.
     
  6. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

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    Thanks for the info. I think I'll stick with 561 in that case.
     
  7. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

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    The only 561 that I have been able to find is a pipe sealant and it comes in a stick. Is that what yall are talking about?
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    That'll do it.
     
  9. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I have a '91 Dyna and an '03 UC. I use a wrap or two of teflon tape on my primary oil drain plug and then install it to the depth listed in the service manuals. Never leaks from the drain plug. Just make sure that you do not overlap the threads inward. Let any excess width of the tape be outside the drain hole.

    TQ
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008
  10. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

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    Thanks guys!