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Re: [Mgs] Trans drain plug leak

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Trans drain plug leak
From: Ron Engelhardt <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 09:56:01 -0800
If the threads are buggered, most auto supply places sell rubber
(neoprene?) squeeze plugs usually used for oil pans that should stop the
leak. It has rubber between metal plates and when tightened the rubber
bulges out to seal. I've never had to use one but I know people who have
with success.

58 MGA

Barney Gaylord wrote:

> 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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