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Offline AvgBear

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Re: Drain Plug give up
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2019, 09:43:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Baetech [+]
...obviously this bolt had a fusion problem
here some pics of what happen.
Please share your story
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
That plug doesn't look like OEM.
*Originally Posted by Baetech [+]
the replacement part is exactly the same, including material,,,,can you elaborate more please...
I enlarged the upper photo -- and, it appears the the drain plug has a 12 point inner hex?
My T800, that I had from new and I only changed oil, has a 6 point inner hex?
So, at least it's different from mine..?  :187:
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Re: Drain Plug give up
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2019, 11:53:42 AM »
Just checked my 2018 XCA, 6 point hex also.  I suggest if yours is 12 point, then it is most likely an aftermarket part.
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Re: Drain Plug give up
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2019, 12:17:14 PM »
Looks like a normal 6 point torx to me

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Re: Drain Plug give up
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2019, 03:41:38 PM »
Oh, I didn't consider it being a Torx -- in that case, also different.
Mine, an original, is a regular hex-socket "Allen" style.
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Re: Drain Plug give up
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2019, 04:04:54 PM »
Could be a Mangled Allen key aswell haha

Either way its rather unfortunate

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Re: Drain Plug give up
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2019, 05:30:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by AvgBear [+]
..... it appears the the drain plug has a 12 point inner hex?

*Originally Posted by Robzulu80 [+]
Looks like a normal 6 point torx to me

I think it is a normal hex key but the countersink gives an optical illusion to the contrary?
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Re: Drain Plug give up
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2019, 05:49:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
I think it is a normal hex key but the countersink gives an optical illusion to the contrary?
Id say u are right! I stand corrected 😁

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Re: Drain Plug give up
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2019, 04:51:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Robzulu80 [+]
Id say u are right! I stand corrected 😁


You are correct, is a 6, just an optical illusion.

Here's an update: After further inspection, (im an engineer) i took the part to our metal and non destructive testing lab and they did an analysis of what happen that lead to bolt flange failure, the conclusion : In the manufacturing process a bobble of gas was formed before the filling material (metal) was able to completely fuse, therefore the trapped air/gas created a weak point that will later cause a crack thru the tread flange in an attempt to go into the thin/weaker part of the bolt, due to the pressure applied from the oil pan against the tread, the flange (shoulder) took the damage as the only part of the bolt not having any external force impeding for the crack to spread.

In other words, the crack couldn't continue into the tread and it forced the flange to give up, this lead us to believe that the bolt may been cracked since day one but never noticed.

i hope this helps someone in the future, thanks for sharing toughs.

   



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Re: Drain Plug give up
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2019, 11:59:39 AM »
Fascinating heads-up "Baetech" ... Lucky to have access to experts ...  :031:
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