Oversize oil drain plug 1988 Goldwing


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Oversize oil drain plug 1988 Goldwing

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I bought a 1988 Goldwing and when I went to change the oil I found that someone had put a make shift drain plug in and it won't seal. Is there an oversize plug available to anyone's knowledge?



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Re: Oversize oil drain plug 1988 Goldwing

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I have that similar problem with my old Toyota, Oil plug threads in good, but you can tighten it snug as can be and it will still leak. :cry: :cry:

Wrap some Teflon plumbing tape around the plug especially around the shoulder of the bolt and then thread it in there. :idea: Won't leak a drop! :)

Alternatively, if the plug you have is "makeshift", did you try the correct plug, or are the threads too buggered up for that? Again, Teflon tape is your friend.
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Re: Oversize oil drain plug 1988 Goldwing

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Threads in the block are stripped.

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Re: Oversize oil drain plug 1988 Goldwing

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I'd try the tape then....
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
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♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
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Re: Oversize oil drain plug 1988 Goldwing

Post by WingAdmin »

If the threads truly are stripped, I would helicoil it. The last thing you want is an oil drain plug dropping out and dumping your engine oil in front of your rear tire.

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What size/threads is the Helicoil? I guess I've been overtorqued my drain plug a few too many times...

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Oops, I forgot to mention I have a 1980 GL1100.

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Re: Oversize oil drain plug 1988 Goldwing

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I had a CB125 J with the same problem - took it too the workshop the guy said two options here drill out the old hole re-tap it then put in with a bigger blot next size up !! or plug the hole and dill a new hole and tap that out and put in same size bolt .



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