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sump plug

Postby jules » Sun May 17, 2020 8:20 pm

does anyone know if this fits a GTA Turbo?

https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/go ... read-ap-10
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Re: sump plug

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Re: sump plug

Postby JohnC » Mon May 18, 2020 8:14 am

The thread of the Sump Plug is M16 x 1.5mm....... so take your pick. :up
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Re: sump plug

Postby stephendell » Tue May 19, 2020 1:35 pm

There’s nothing special about these. The square plug version are used on most renaults including the GTA. Just check the thread as already suggested.
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Re: sump plug

Postby rustfreetiresgood » Fri May 22, 2020 9:11 am

Maybe it's just my car? I find it's quite a pain to get my square socket on the drain plug, there just isn't enough space. Besides that, the threads in the sump don't seem very robust anymore, that's probably normal after 30-some years and probably due to multiple mechanics tightening the plug too hard into the soft aluminum. But somewhere I ran across a slightly different approach using something called a Stahlbus plug with an integrated drain mechanism, this intrigued me because once it's in, you should never need to remove it again. To drain the oil again, screw off the cap, plug in the drain adapter with the hose on it and out comes the oil. Can't vouch for the drain mechanism yet, though, as I've only just installed the Stahlbus, next oil change later this year or early next year. Here are a few pictures with and without the drain hose thingy:
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Re: sump plug

Postby jules » Fri May 22, 2020 5:27 pm

That looks a cool solution :up 32 quid for a sump plug though....... i'll have to wait until ive had a few beers before i might be buying that
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Re: sump plug

Postby rustfreetiresgood » Sat May 23, 2020 5:18 pm

Yeah, it probably was, but I just don't remember it costing that much, funny how you kind of forget that part of it over time. I guess I was thinking more of how many beers I'd need after the sump thread finally let go.


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