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LN Engineering Oil Drain Plug

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You learn something every day. Whose drain plug have I got?!  He could have put one in with a magnet in it  :lightbulb:

 

Easy to tell by looking at it, the OEM plug is silver in color and has an 8MM Allan key way; the LN unit is black and uses a 10MM Allan.

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You learn something every day. Whose drain plug have I got?!  He could have put one in with a magnet in it  :lightbulb:

 

Easy to tell by looking at it, the OEM plug is silver in color and has an 8MM Allan key way; the LN unit is black and uses a 10MM Allan.

 

I think I know what happened. Some neanderthal did not have an 8 mm allen available so he, or it could be a she i suppose, used a T50 Torx which left its imprint on the soft metal leading me to believe it was always a Torx.

Funny thing is it works just fine torqued to spec. Go figure.

 

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You learn something every day. Whose drain plug have I got?!  He could have put one in with a magnet in it  :lightbulb:

 

Easy to tell by looking at it, the OEM plug is silver in color and has an 8MM Allan key way; the LN unit is black and uses a 10MM Allan.

 

I think I know what happened. Some neanderthal did not have an 8 mm allen available so he, or it could be a she i suppose, used a T50 Torx which left its imprint on the soft metal leading me to believe it was always a Torx.

Funny thing is it works just fine torqued to spec. Go figure.

 

 

 

Some Torx bits closely approximate Allan key sizes, but they are not a perfect fit and will lead to deformation of the plug keyway with usage.

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Is a copper crush washer acceptable to use on the M96 with the LN Magnetic Plug? I have never used one but a local shop supplied me some new copper ones and acted like he was doing me a favor since they were copper. I’m a little hesitant to use them....

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1 hour ago, IslaTurbine said:

Is a copper crush washer acceptable to use on the M96 with the LN Magnetic Plug? I have never used one but a local shop supplied me some new copper ones and acted like he was doing me a favor since they were copper. I’m a little hesitant to use them....

 

As long as the copper gasket is the correct diameter and thickness, it should work fine.

 

For future reference, the factory aluminum gaskets cost less than a buck each, and are even cheaper if you buy them by the bag.:smile:

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