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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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F3 oil drain plug (sump plug for you Euros)

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So I decided to search around for a different drain plug for my F3. Just wanted to let everyone know that the size of the plug is an M16x1.5. The Greddy 13901304 fits the drain threading exactly.

Why did I buy an aftermarket drain plug?

3 reasons....

1. I don't like putting a lot of torque using hex wrench. I would rather be able to use an actual 6 point socket.
2. The magnet on this plug is neodymium and much stronger.
3. Now I know this part will fit and won't have to wait on ridiculously long shipping for an OEM part from Italy.

One update - if you buy this plug, you may need to add an additional 2-3Nm torque.

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Everyone it is with great regret that I must post this follow-up and advise against purchasing this product. I had hoped to find a suitable, perhaps better, aftermarket product that would be useful for everyone here. While this drain plug fits and has a more powerful magnet and you don't have to wait for parts from Italy, it does not quite fit EXACTLY as it should.

After I installed this plug on my bike after an oil change and tightened it down a little more snugly than given specs, oil would still leak from the plug. We're talking maybe 5-10 drops per day. Not a lot mind you, but even a tighter torque wasn't stopping it. After a few days I became more concerned and decided to drain the oil and put the OEM plug back in. What had gone wrong exactly?

Well the reason for the leak is because if you notice on the OEM plug, inside there is just a small short taper from the edge of the bolt to the threads. The aftermarket Greddy plug does not have this. The threading comes straight up against the bolt face and therefore is not able to provide a proper seal.

I will continue to search around for an aftermarket product. I have already reached out to RaceBolt in the UK asking if they might have such an item...they don't, but the gentleman that replied indicated they hope to in the future.

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The drain plug seals on the gasket, not a taper......
I'll bet the stock drain plug has a smaller thread pitch diameter, the slop allowing
the plug to tilt so it seals......

Trust me, bolts are made more accurately than oil pans are drilled and tapped


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@Spark: What Noel says is correct. This leaves me wondering if you installed the sump plug gasket (crush washer) when you put things together.

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Also, you should never need to exceed the torque spec for a given fastener/plug..... Over-torquing a drain plug is a fast way to crack your oil pan. Trust me there...I've seen it many times.

Find a thicker paper type gasket for your new drain plug and torque to the spec. Lots of older bikes used paper drain plug gaskets.

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Yes I did install the new plug with the gasket. It still had the slow leak.



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Also, you should never need to exceed the torque spec for a given fastener/plug..... Over-torquing a drain plug is a fast way to crack your oil pan. Trust me there...I've seen it many times.

Find a thicker paper type gasket for your new drain plug and torque to the spec. Lots of older bikes used paper drain plug gaskets.

Right, this is why I was really careful about applying greater torque to the new plug.

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Aside from the OP's dislike of hex key.
I can not imagine why to ever want an after market drain plug... but that's just me.

How about one of these?
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Aside from the OP's dislike of hex key.
I can not imagine why to ever want an after market drain plug... but that's just me.

How about one of these?

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