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Old 07-06-2005, 09:03   #1 (permalink)
Paul
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anyone use a difflock drain plug

just found this gadget on the difflock website, has anyone got one and what
do they think of it. at 17 its expensive but if it makes draining the oil
cleaner and easier i might be tempted.

paul.


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Old 07-06-2005, 12:02   #2 (permalink)
Pieter Vroom
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Re: anyone use a difflock drain plug

I fitted one on the last oil change. Next one isn't due yet, so haven't
actually used it yet, but it looks well made and should work just fine.

It is indeed a bit expensive but I hope it will be worth it, not having the
oil squirt all over the place.

Pieter

"Paul" <paul.olivier@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> just found this gadget on the difflock website, has anyone got one and
> what do they think of it. at 17 its expensive but if it makes draining
> the oil cleaner and easier i might be tempted.
>
> paul.
>



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Old 07-06-2005, 15:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: anyone use a difflock drain plug

Paul wrote:
> just found this gadget on the difflock website, has anyone got one and what
> do they think of it. at 17 its expensive but if it makes draining the oil
> cleaner and easier i might be tempted.
>
> paul.
>
>


Highly recommended. I fitted them to my last two Discovery's ...
brilliant! No more oil up the arms when removing the drain plug :-)

You need to be a bit quick screwing the pipe adaptor on the last couple
of turns or oil will get out past the treads. Other than that I can't
fault it.

I've got a Discovery one at home doing nothing if you're interested. The
drain plug part has a 1/2" BSPP thread.

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Old 07-06-2005, 15:02   #4 (permalink)
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"SteveG <"s.goodfellow"@blueyonder" <"dot> wrote in message
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> Paul wrote:
>> just found this gadget on the difflock website, has anyone got one and
>> what do they think of it. at 17 its expensive but if it makes draining
>> the oil cleaner and easier i might be tempted.
>>
>> paul.

>
> Highly recommended. I fitted them to my last two Discovery's ...
> brilliant! No more oil up the arms when removing the drain plug :-)
>
> You need to be a bit quick screwing the pipe adaptor on the last couple of
> turns or oil will get out past the treads. Other than that I can't fault
> it.
>
> I've got a Discovery one at home doing nothing if you're interested. The
> drain plug part has a 1/2" BSPP thread.
>
> --
> Regards
>
> Steve G



Hi Steve

Yes i might be interested. looking at the difflock site it looks like they
fitted two different sizes of drain plug, 15 or 19 mm . i collect the disco
this weekend its a 1995 model, as soon as i get a chance i will check the
size and get back to you.

Paul.


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Old 07-06-2005, 15:02   #5 (permalink)
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>
> Hi Steve
>
> Yes i might be interested. looking at the difflock site it looks like they
> fitted two different sizes of drain plug, 15 or 19 mm . i collect the disco
> this weekend its a 1995 model, as soon as i get a chance i will check the
> size and get back to you.
>
> Paul.
>
>


Okay, Paul. It ain't going anywhere. According to the little plastic
container it's in the thread size is 1/2" (14mm) BSPP.

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Old 07-07-2005, 03:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: anyone use a difflock drain plug

I thoroughly recommend the device, it makes draining the oil a pleasure
(well almost).

Now all I need is a way of changing the filter without oil pouring over
everything.

Regards
Jeff


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Old 07-07-2005, 13:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: anyone use a difflock drain plug

On Wed, 6 Jul 2005 16:32:46 +0100, "Paul" <paul.olivier@ntlworld.com>
wrote:

>just found this gadget on the difflock website, has anyone got one and what
>do they think of it. at 17 its expensive but if it makes draining the oil
>cleaner and easier i might be tempted.
>
>paul.
>


Yep, fitted one to the Discovery - works well. Sometime I will get
around to fitting the other one to the 101, but as Warren always does
the oil on it there's neither motive nor opportunity!

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Old 07-07-2005, 13:02   #8 (permalink)
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Jeff wrote:
> I thoroughly recommend the device, it makes draining the oil a pleasure
> (well almost).
>
> Now all I need is a way of changing the filter without oil pouring over
> everything.
>
> Regards
> Jeff
>
>

Filter? What's that ............................

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Old 07-07-2005, 15:02   #9 (permalink)
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>>
> Filter? What's that ............................
>
> --
> Regards
>
> Steve G


It's that thing on the engine that drops oil everywhere.......
Oh! hang on that could be talking about anything!!!

Jeff


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Old 07-07-2005, 18:02   #10 (permalink)
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Re: anyone use a difflock drain plug

Hi Jeff,
with oil filter I put a plastic ice cream container on top of
diff under filter. Loosen the filter until oil starts to come out and
leave for a few mins. After the oil that is under pressure has
departed then unscrew the oil filter and drop into ice cream
container.
From under vehicle take the container and filter forward and down and
usually the oil etc is all in the container.
From memory the ones we have here in Oz are the 5l plastic "square"
icecream containers, but anything shorter than the filter, but larger
than the filter OD will work.

Cheers

Phillip




On Thu, 7 Jul 2005 08:53:05 +0100, "Jeff" <jeff@local.host> wrote:

>I thoroughly recommend the device, it makes draining the oil a pleasure
>(well almost).
>
>Now all I need is a way of changing the filter without oil pouring over
>everything.
>
>Regards
>Jeff
>


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