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Old 01-20-2011, 08:44 AM
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7.3 drain plug size

The title says it all. Does anyone know the size and pitch of the 02 7.3 engine drain plug? Reason I ask is that I always have a leak, and there's a guy who makes a great drain plug for the Dodge Cummins diesel. If they are the same size I'm going to get another one and hopefully stop the drip. Thanks
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:47 AM
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why not get a fumoto?

look here: http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...PROD&ProdID=33
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Not sure about that, but I agree with the fumoto idea. If you don't want to go that route make sure to use a new brass gasket. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the plug is to be torqued around 28 ft/lbs. But then again by looks of what you have on your truck you probably already know all this. What is special about this Cummins plug?
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Replace the brass washer. It's like $6 for a three pack.
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What is special about this Cummins plug?[/QUOTE]
If you're familar with the oem Cummins/Dodge plug it has a large flat surface that if torqued too much will break off and the plug can vibrate out. The aftermarket plug that Gary's Cable out of Hesperia, Ca makes is much thicker and has an o ring built in. It also doesn't use the resest square (1/2") idea for removal/install, but a normal 19 mm (3/4") hex head.
I'm going to check out that Fumoto link to see what that's all about. Thanks to all
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:25 AM
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Thanks Ianstew, my concern with this is that it could be sheared off. Even though mine is a 4x, and somewhat taller than 2x, I could see that thing being taken off when going rving out in the desert. I wonder if anyone has had experience with that happening?
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never heard of one being sheared off.......
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Not sure about that, but I agree with the fumoto idea. If you don't want to go that route make sure to use a new brass gasket. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the plug is to be torqued around 28 ft/lbs. But then again by looks of what you have on your truck you probably already know all this. What is special about this Cummins plug?
Thanks for the kind words, no needed I believe the correct torque for the drain plug is 44 psi.
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never heard of one being sheared off.......
Thanks again.
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I ordered and received the Fomoto valve. It's smaller that I thought so I guess I don't have to sorry knocking it off. Thanks gentlemen!
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