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Author Topic: Radiator Drain plug and washer  (Read 207 times)

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grifter

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Radiator Drain plug and washer
« on: 03 April 2021, 09:44:48 »

Hi

Anyone got a decent 2nd hand one or new? Mine's is the red one, I've seen black ones, not sure of difference.

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Re: Radiator Drain plug and washer
« Reply #1 on: 03 April 2021, 10:08:14 »

A quick Google came up with THIS and others at similar prices.



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Re: Radiator Drain plug and washer
« Reply #2 on: 04 April 2021, 14:38:32 »

As said on another thread, I'm sure the genuine GM black plug does not seal properly in a rad that came with a GM red plug, so they are not interchangeable.
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Re: Radiator Drain plug and washer
« Reply #3 on: 11 April 2021, 16:02:51 »

Slight difference on prongs and tread.

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Re: Radiator Drain plug and washer
« Reply #4 on: 11 April 2021, 16:07:04 »

The prongs are only there to stop it falling out when undone. The black one also has a slightly longer thread, but neither should prevent it from working.

OEM type plugs might not fit pattern radiators and vice versa.
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Re: Radiator Drain plug and washer
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 10:22:39 »

Thanks ECP had a febo one so got that. I never got a new washeer though, which looks crusty so will be getting that next.
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Re: Radiator Drain plug and washer
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 11:26:41 »

When I replaced mine last year, it didn't come with the washer. My original serrated washer had surface rust, but it's quite substantial so a quick wire brushing and some rust convertor, and it's back in with no signs of further rusting. I reused the old one to ensure correct fitment as I didn't have any new ones similar, and visiting different suppliers just to get an appropriate sized serrated washer would have been relatively time consuming.
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