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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 08:17 PM

Plastic Kings have a rubber plug in hydraulics tank that just pushes into a hole, about 1/2" or .47 or so on calipers. I bought one of those rubber plugs, kinda like a boat plug with a lever to lock/squeeze it and thought was fine. Then other day after test run, came back and was leaking REAL bad all over floor. Went out and pulled and drained it. the rubber plug had chunks missing and was kinda soft, guess couldn't handle the oil and pressure I put on it to hold?? SO, is there someplace to find such a plug? Should look about 3/4 to 1" diameter and flat on outside, then the insert part has a bulb/bulge on end to hold it in the tank once pressed in. I'm familiar with Mission in IN and will check tommorrow to see if availablle. Would think other company's might have used similar for their plastic tanks?

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Off hand I'm thinking that front hub oil caps or trailer oil caps here's one I just found , Al
http://images.search...umb=BOpS3A.LUzY

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 08:36 PM

I know exactly what you are talking about. I don't know where you could get them, and I dont remember seeing them anywhere lately. I hope the link Al posted helps you out! Good luck!

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 08:39 PM

The picture helps, but could we see the application? a real picture of the engine or oil tank and what it is attached to? why not use a 'steel' plug? or bronze or?

One site that may have something...
http://www.grainger....wwg/start.shtml


Another
http://www.mcmaster.com/#

Edited by NutCASE, May 16, 2012 - 08:41 PM.


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Posted May 16, 2012 - 08:41 PM

Just an idea, is it possible to weld a nut on the outside of the tank over the hole? Then use a plug/ bolt to plug it?

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Posted May 19, 2012 - 12:06 PM

Guys this is a PLASTIC tank. New rigs have Plastic. Gas tank has grommet, valve is shoved up into it. Same on oil tank, but no valve. I have some on way from Mission. Got four of them to have on hand. Were only $1.98 each, was expecting more. Not here yet, should be soon.

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Posted May 19, 2012 - 02:19 PM

That does not seem bad, I also thought they would be more.




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