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Old November 29th, 2009, 10:29 PM
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Old March 19th, 2017, 09:45 PM
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Fill plug?

hello all, I need help trying to find a part for my 94 D90 (not even sure of the actual name of it)--I noticed this plug (see pic#1) was deteriorating and was advised my a mechanic in the past to replace it with brass--well it was a major pain to remove and when I finally popped it off and attempted to replace it with a threaded brass plug (recommended by rover's north-pic #2) I quickly found out, since it was not threaded, it was a no-go...so I'm looking for some help from the forum as to how/where to find the right plug--I believe I found one in the UK (Paddock) but don't want to make the same mistake.

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Old March 19th, 2017, 09:58 PM
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I'm confused by the question. What do you mean it is not threaded? That plug should go in that hole. I'm guessing it is still full of broken plastic plug.
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Old March 19th, 2017, 10:15 PM
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I had the same suspicion when the new brass plug would not advance--I took a close look at it, cleaned the inside and didn't find any receiving threads--regardless, I found the correct size socket and tried to force turn the plug in place and it wouldn't go past a half turn--even if some crappy plastic is left in the threads, the brass threads should have been able to clear it--my suspicion is it needs a non-threaded plug, which I can't find..hopefully that's clearer.
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Old March 19th, 2017, 10:20 PM
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The 3.9 bleed plug is threaded just like the radiator (same plug), if yours is not threaded it's damaged that plug is under pressure so has to be threaded.. what did you take out of there, looks like coolent has been accumulating on the head covers (probably from the plug)
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Old March 19th, 2017, 10:25 PM
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I removed what I'm assuming was the original plug, but it came out piece by piece bc it wouldn't turn...I think the fluid you see was more of a result of me struggling getting it out and some splatter.
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Old March 19th, 2017, 10:35 PM
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Brass Radiator Plugs

Actually I was talking about all the dried coolant baked on to the heads... it's been leaking... you have coolant at the top of the bleeder... you may have bits still stuck in the threads - but it is threaded, I would drain a bit of the coolant from the bleeder, then see what's left of the threads, clean it out and try and seat the plug. Plastic can't strip the threads so if you pulled the OEM one out then it should be fine just hydro blocked.
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Ok, I'll give that a try, didn't think of the pressure preventing it from seating--thx very much
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Old March 19th, 2017, 11:19 PM
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You were absolutely right--there was some very stubborn pieces of plastic caught in the threads --once I removed these, the brass plug threaded on, not easily though! Thx again, very much appreciated..now I can sleep well!
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Cool, just check it when the engine is up to temp and make sure it's not leaking
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