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Author Topic: sump plug thread size  (Read 3905 times)

Offline bigdave982

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sump plug thread size
« on: February 01, 2014, 07:01:23 PM »
As title, whats the oil sump plug thread size please?

And has anybody used one of those sump thread repair kits where you wind a bigger tap in , in the event of stripping the thread removing the old one and the use the suppllied plug?

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« Last Edit: February 01, 2014, 07:02:55 PM by bigdave982 »

Offline Mirez

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Re: sump plug thread size
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 10:10:29 PM »
Galaxy Sump plug thread size is M14 for the TDI ;)
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Re: sump plug thread size
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 09:10:53 AM »
I know its a month too late , but I also took the threads out with my sump bung 2 years ago (new years eve) !
    thread size is m14 x 1.25---the same size as spark plugs, I had access to a helicoil kit.
    machine mart sell the kits with drill,tap, helicoils and tools needed--you enlarge hole slightly to fit a stainless steel threaded insert, your ols sump bung simply screws back into it.

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Re: sump plug thread size
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 10:56:01 AM »
Thanks for the replies fellas
Ive seen the helicoils myself but was wondering about the other kits
Seems in this case you get a m15 tap ,wind it in make the hole bigget and use supplied m15 sump plug

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Re: sump plug thread size
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2014, 04:39:21 PM »
A Helicoil will provide a stainless steel thread, with less chance of stripping.  Just tapping out bigger and changing the plug will still be into aluminimum, with a chance of the same thing happening again.

Down to personal preference really

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Re: sump plug thread size
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2014, 09:42:59 PM »
Changing the sump is so easy on the tdi its really not worth doing anything else.
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Re: sump plug thread size
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2014, 10:30:21 AM »
Changing the sump is so easy on the tdi its really not worth doing anything else.

Thats as maybe Mark , but you know its gonna go wrong at 4pm sunday afternoon lol
Id rather have the repair kit to hand than a spare sump laying around just in case its needed :-):-)

Many thanks for your advice as always

 

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