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I did go and order the plug from Dieselsite.com but when I got the plug, it was the incorrect plug as that is the plug that sits up close to the high pressure oil reservoir and it is a smaller plug then the one that I needed.
Maybe I wasn't clear enough in my explanation, but this plug was at the back of the HPOP with the HPOP mounted and if you were to take out the plug with the HPOP still mounted, you would be possibly hitting the fuel filter housing in the process. Also this plug, once removed, you can see down to the openings in the HPOP block that feed the hydraulic fittings for the high pressure oil lines.
What I did do to fix the stripped out threads was to remove the pump, then I went and stuffed some cloth down into that opening all the way past where it necks down. After that I drilled it out with a 37/64ths drill bit to right where it necks down. Once done drilling, I blew out that area, then proceeded to take a 3/8" pipe thread tap and tap out that area. Then I blew it again and then removed the cloth from inside the HPOP and then held the HPOP upside down and flushed it out with some brake cleaner. Then I used some Hylomar thread and gasket sealant and threaded in a 3/8" pipe threaded plug. So far the fix has worked awesome as it is not leaking oil from that area.
Last edited by appycowgirl; 11-24-2010 at 10:44 PM.