Drain Plugs

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Drain Plugs

Postby simon.holyfield » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:42 pm

Cleaning out my oil tank, I noticed the drain plug has a built in help function:

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Do they all look like this?
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Re: Drain Plugs

Postby nevhunter » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:29 am

It's usually on the outside. Hard to see the "writing" on it from the inside especially if the oil is in need of draining. Perhaps the kid doing the stamping was new at the job. Nev

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Re: Drain Plugs

Postby simon.holyfield » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:55 am

It's on the outside - you can't see the hexagon in the picture because I hadn't cleaned it.

Do all drain plugs have that stamping or is it a military thing? I haven't noticed it on my other Ariels but then I can't say I've looked...
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Re: Drain Plugs

Postby nevhunter » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:55 am

I've only seen it on the military stuff, but that's not conclusive. Nev

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Re: Drain Plugs

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:42 pm

It's like those stickers on cars; "When you can read this" ...... you have drained the tank !

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Re: Drain Plugs

Postby nevhunter » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:53 am

On the older Harley gearbox it says "keep filled". Should have that on your beer mug, steiner etc Nev


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