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conyers205
03-16-2012, 10:12 PM
Oops
I was changing my oil tonight and lost my oil plug!
I've got a 1994 205 with a Chevy motor. One of the first fuel injection motors.
I ran the hose through the drain plug hole, but lost the nut on the end.
Any body know what size I need? It took a 11/16 wrench to take it off.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
03-16-2012, 11:04 PM
Might have to remove the drain hose from the oil pan to match a new plug,

ted shred
03-16-2012, 11:26 PM
Take the wrench with you to the hardware store and see what fits it. I think its just a standard pipe thread.

Jerseydave
03-17-2012, 10:05 AM
Try 1/4" NPT (national pipe thread) I think that's what you need, any hardware store should have it for a couple bucks.

Thrall
03-18-2012, 01:09 AM
It's either 1/4 or 3/8 NPT.

pram
03-18-2012, 01:21 AM
What I don't understand about this is how???

Were you just dumping the oil in the lake??

CruisinGA
03-18-2012, 07:09 AM
It is 1/4" NPT. Mine also has an Oring inside the cap.

Pram- I change my oil on our floating lift all the time. Run hose out drain plug hole, set drain pan on floats. Lots of opportunities for dropped tools. ;)

pram
03-18-2012, 11:54 AM
Sorry that post was meant as a joke

mikeg205
03-18-2012, 12:26 PM
It is 1/4" NPT. Mine also has an Oring inside the cap.

Pram- I change my oil on our floating lift all the time. Run hose out drain plug hole, set drain pan on floats. Lots of opportunities for dropped tools. ;)

Jump in the water and get the part.... :D :D.... then a good cup of hot coffee....

madcityskier
03-18-2012, 09:09 PM
What you really need is a magnet.

Brian B
03-18-2012, 11:57 PM
^ I think its brass

learjet2230
03-19-2012, 09:45 AM
Does it look like this? Try this PN. Found it at Charlotte MC.

CruisinGA
03-19-2012, 09:54 AM
Jump in the water and get the part.... :D :D.... then a good cup of hot coffee....

Haha, in summer the water below our dock is 40 feet deep! Cheaper to buy a new wrench than scuba gear!:D

mikeg205
03-19-2012, 11:41 AM
Haha, in summer the water below our dock is 40 feet deep! Cheaper to buy a new wrench than scuba gear!:D

40 feet under dock?? Nice... :D