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Old 01-26-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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Decided to add a drain plug on my trans pan to make it much easier to drain the trans fluid.
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My only concern is will this be sticking down to far? Will have to get under there and check it out. If so, I might weld a bar in front of it as a deflector.
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You take your car off roading too Dan?

My passenger side mirror is still up in the woods somewhere.
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Nope, but you never know what'* laying in the road.
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Mine hasn't been off road YET!
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Its a little late now but you could have used a pipe plug that wouldn't have had the head sticking down.
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Its a little late now but you could have used a pipe plug that wouldn't have had the head sticking down.

Illustration please?
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That might have worked, but that bolt is actually a drain plug with a rubber O ring to seal it up.
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Up here the Opossums that run across the road wear hard hat. They'd take that drain plug out!

I think you'll be okay. If anything, I would strengthen the pan on the inside with a solid plate and then when you hit a hard hatted Raccoon or whatever, the pan wont stretch.
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Should be fine. ZZP sells pans with fins and plugs that are lower on the lower to the ground W bodies.
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I should be good then.
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