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Old July 8th, 2010, 10:12 AM
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Brass Radiator Plug

Hi,

My radiator plug is plastic, and will need to be replaced at some point as the threads are starting to go. I have a couple friends with Brass Radiator Plugs in their Rovers.

One guy has a 1987 RR Classic.

One guy has a 1995 Discovery. His discovery had a plastic one. He replaced it with a brass on that he found in a junk yard in a 1988 RR Classic.

I know I can reorder the plastic radiator plug - and it obviously has lasted a long time - but I just thought I would post the question about Brass Plugs before I buy a new one?

Anyone have one, or have a lead?

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Old July 8th, 2010, 10:18 AM
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Tony Brooks picked up a few a couple years back... Contact him. But, I think they are available at Home Depot or Lowes, as they are the same part as a HVAC component.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 10:27 AM
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Hi,

My radiator plug is plastic, and will need to be replaced at some point as the threads are starting to go. I have a couple friends with Brass Radiator Plugs in their Rovers.

One guy has a 1987 RR Classic.

One guy has a 1995 Discovery. His discovery had a plastic one. He replaced it with a brass on that he found in a junk yard in a 1988 RR Classic.

I know I can reorder the plastic radiator plug - and it obviously has lasted a long time - but I just thought I would post the question about Brass Plugs before I buy a new one?

Anyone have one, or have a lead?

Flagg
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Old July 8th, 2010, 10:57 AM
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Steve - AWESOME - I will be ordering one. Thanks for the lead!

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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:57 PM
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Steve - AWESOME - I will be ordering one. Thanks for the lead!

Flagg
No problem - bought one for 20 bucks from Expedition Exchange and then got another from Rovah Farm for 4 bucks. Sigh.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 08:43 PM
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Yah, I bought 30 or so of them from the UK in bulk and passed them through (won't do that again!).

I believe the threading is actually BSF which is REALLY close to the threading on the plumbing thread -- close enough to fit. The "real" ones are nice as many will take a socket as well as having a large slot to take a screwdriver shaft/leatherman etc.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 10:54 AM
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I have the EE brass plug which is great, but the O ring is leaking and needs replacement. Does anyone know the correct size O ring to replace it with? I wanted to hit up Home Depot, Lowes or NAPA to get a replacement ASAP, but obviously, once I'm there I can't pull it off to take it in and measure.
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I have the EE brass plug which is great, but the O ring is leaking and needs replacement. Does anyone know the correct size O ring to replace it with? I wanted to hit up Home Depot, Lowes or NAPA to get a replacement ASAP, but obviously, once I'm there I can't pull it off to take it in and measure.
When I did my radiator a few months ago, I went to Advance Auto and got it from there. I think I paid $1 for it.

They have a shelf with several different sizes ask the guy if you can "try" them on.

------ Follow up post added November 16th, 2010 11:28 AM ------

also try ESR1594L

I've been meaning to try these guys and see if 3203-8-PLUG will work on your trucks

http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/pro...p?Product=3203
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I'm at napa now with plug pulled, and NAPA o ring 727-2616 is a perfect fit for EE's brass plug. $4 a piece.
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I'm at napa now with plug pulled, and NAPA o ring 727-2616 is a perfect fit for EE's brass plug. $4 a piece.
For the seal?
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Old November 16th, 2010, 12:46 PM
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correct. new bun-n nitrile o ring that sits inside the brass plug seal cavity.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 06:38 PM
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Hi.



Got mine from George at RDS. Make sure you get the o-rings also. Same plugs replace plastic fill plugs in the later Disco differential housings. For V8 EFI, you will need two -- one for the radiator and one for the cooling system bleed port.
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