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Author: Subject: Classic mini sump plug thread gone
Shooter63

posted on 19/7/20 at 04:02 PM Reply With Quote
Classic mini sump plug thread gone

I know this isnt a kit car but you guys seem to know alot, my classic mini has stripped the thread out of the sump plug, what i am left with is 3 complete threads intact deeper than the bolt goes. I need to repair it obviously but am I a situation that I don't need to be able to change the oil again as the gearbox will be changed next year anyway so I need a stop gap measure. My idea is to buy a longer bolt so I can engage the 3 surviving threads plus a dowty seal under the bolt head. What I need to know is, what is the best sealer to use in this situation?

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steve m

posted on 19/7/20 at 04:11 PM Reply With Quote
I could be wrong, but from memory when I had a mini, a spark plug fitted the thread ?
but ive had many may cars, and a spark plug certainly fitted one of them !!





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Shooter63

posted on 19/7/20 at 04:27 PM Reply With Quote
I should have said, the thread is 5/8 unc

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steve m

posted on 19/7/20 at 04:51 PM Reply With Quote
locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=216919





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gremlin1234

posted on 19/7/20 at 04:52 PM Reply With Quote
minispares (and others) do a longer sump plug
http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Gearbox/DP3.aspx

[Edited on 19/7/20 by gremlin1234]

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rusty nuts

posted on 19/7/20 at 05:16 PM Reply With Quote
Mini spares do a repair plug that self cuts new a thread for about a tenner, far safer than relying on just 3 threads and not that much more than a longer bung
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britishtrident

posted on 19/7/20 at 10:03 PM Reply With Quote
Just buy a thread repair kit off eBay





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Shooter63

posted on 20/7/20 at 07:28 PM Reply With Quote
Just bought a helicoil kit, I've got a few minis, no doubt it will be used again

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