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Old 10-08-2018, 03:18 PM
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Not sure on the thread seal, I'd be hesistant to use thread lock as those bolts get really tight as it is being a tapered thread.

Just doing the same job on mine this week! I bought a draper oil filler pump as the DIY pump bottle I had split.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:04 PM
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Not sure on the thread seal, I'd be hesistant to use thread lock as those bolts get really tight as it is being a tapered thread.

Just doing the same job on mine this week! I bought a draper oil filler pump as the DIY pump bottle I had split.

I think its more of a sealant than thread lock so shouldn't effect the tightness, I used plumbers PTFE tape as the sump plug was leaking and didn't want to take any chances even though I replaced the plug with a new one.

I found the plugs tight but not that bad on mine but took a small breaker bar to remove them as with most bolts on the Coupe.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:07 PM
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Had a similar leak 6 years ago and PTFE solved it until the fluids were changed last year,

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Good idea on the tape will use that! I think mine does have a similar slow leak.
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Old 15-08-2018, 09:18 AM
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I tend to use a smear of silicone sealant (bathroom or frame) on the thread of the drain plug. Silicone will fill all the thread spaces, will set and is stable at temperatures up to 300degs or more. Works for me.
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