• Welcome to SAU Community

    Welcome to SAU Community, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of SAU Community by signing in or creating an account.

    • Start new topics and reply to others
    • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
    • Get your own profile page, build reputation and make new friends
    • Send personal messages to other members.
    • See fewer ads!

    Consider joining our newsletter for the latest content updates

    Click here to register


drifter17a

lost water drain plug- please help

Recommended Posts

after a long day of putting the car together, i drained the rad but on second drain did under estimate how hot it is so when opened the engine block one, it was boiling hot and i removed my hand immidiatly 

 

now bolt is gone.

i opened a new thread as need to sort this urgently so hope someone can help please :)

 

i suppose it is m10 as spanner size was 14mm but have no clue as to what i should do now.

can't find one on ebay so would the oil drain plug work with it ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a spare bonjo bolt for water line and it fits

 

it is 1.5 m10 with 14mm head size

 

the one on the block was around 10-15mm long so i have just ordered one of these

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apico-Green-Magnetic-Sump-Drain-Bolt-M10x15mmx1-5-For-Kawasaki-KX-65-250-KXF/163275917676?hash=item260400c96c:g:yxsAAOSwl95bw5UZ

 

what happens if it is slighty longer? Does anyone know if this will block anything?

 

i need this sorted urgently really

 

on original one there was no washer or nothing and all plain so only a bolt so i suppose any bolt that is anti corrosion does the job?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why not go to an engineers supply store and buy a bolt for $1 or 2 ? They will supply in any length you want.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NO local shop.

bought one on ebay and cut it

 

for anyone in same situation it is an m12 with 14mm head and pitch is 1.25

 

looked through the hole with camera and even if you insert a bigger / longer bolt, it won’t block anything

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anyone is looking for this coolant drain bolt/plug, the nissan part number is: 08931-3041A

372903473_rb25drainbolt.thumb.jpg.e0be941af2d37c48bfc08052e6b00bd1.jpg

Costs like $5 brand new at a Nissan dealership. I'm pretty sure it fits all RBs (correct me if I'm wrong) and some nissan engines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes ordered one from nissan but two weeks lead time 

 

for other people here to ensure they won’t go through my shit

 

when you undo the bolt it is very tight and needs around 150nm to undo!!!

me not having torque figure tried to tighten it to a reasoble torque and it started to spin which gave me a heart attack as thread was stripped

 

so got loctile thread repair and put it in, touch wood it is not leaking yet

 

for those doing it, don’t put too much torque on it probably 30-40nm despite the massive m12 size

 

i was also told by mechanic that because i had used normal bolt that is likely why it was spinning as original bolt is tapred and tightens as it screws in

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Latest Trader Topics