Author Topic: Stripped Drive Shaft Drain Plug: Temporary Fix?  (Read 622 times)

Offline mrclubike

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Re: Stripped Drive Shaft Drain Plug: Temporary Fix?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2020, 09:00:31 PM »
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  I would have to remove the drive shaft and put it in a vise to do it

FWIW,

Maybe you got your words mixed up but you do not need to remove the drive shaft or drive shaft housing

You only need to remove the final drive
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Offline georgesgiralt

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Re: Stripped Drive Shaft Drain Plug: Temporary Fix?
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2020, 08:12:33 AM »
Hello,
Either won't work. The inside of the final drive is full witht the axe and pinions. So you won't be able to either drill or tap properly the aluminum casing.
You need to remove the drive and dismantle it to have proper access to drill and put an Helicoil or TimeSert.
Do not ask how I know this ...

Offline dogshome

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Re: Stripped Drive Shaft Drain Plug: Temporary Fix?
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2020, 03:12:49 PM »
Whatever you do, don't use J-B Weld. My Saab 9-3 came with a glued sump plug. The stuff is permanent, even on oily alloy.

We had to weld a bit of steel to the plug (it got hot) drag it out and then weld up the cracked alloy sump. This was done in place and amazingly never leaked in 150,000 miles and 15 oil changes.

I'm currently driving the last of the 9-5s and dreading changing to some SUV identi-box  :-[

How many Airheads do I see on UK roads? Not many. 9-5s? None. 9-3s? at the weekend very occasionally. Identical SUVs with brain dead motorcycle-unaware drivers (like dead people) "all the time"  ;D
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Offline mrclubike

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Re: Stripped Drive Shaft Drain Plug: Temporary Fix?
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2020, 09:41:33 PM »
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Whatever you do, don't use J-B Weld. My Saab 9-3 came with a glued sump plug. The stuff is permanent, even on oily alloy.  ;D

Thats a Good thing    If you don't want to take it apart  ;D

The stuff is awesome

It is holding this oil filler cap assembly on my R1150R 
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1982 R65 running tubeless Snowflakes
2004 R1150R