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Re: [Mgs] Trans drain plug leak

Subject: Re: [Mgs] Trans drain plug leak
From: Barney Gaylord <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 04:38:45 -0600
At 02:53 PM 1/18/2009 -0800, Matthew Milkevitch wrote:
>.... I've noticed that my trans (4 sp ) has pretty much always 
>leaked from the drain plug.  The design of the plug does not allow 
>for any gasket. ....

It has a tapered pipe thread with no gasket.  The slightest bit of 
dirt in the threads will cause it to leak.  Wrap a turn and a half of 
PTFE (Teflon) pipe tape around the threads on the plug before 
installation.  If it still leaks then, the threads would have to be 
seriously buggered. 
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