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tailgate 12-09-2009 8:05 AM

In TX, I'm planning on riding throughout the winter, but still need to drain my engine after use since I have no electricity in my storage for a heat light... and we do occasionally get below 32 for a while... <BR> <BR>when removing the plugs last week, I noticed they were a little scored and roughed up from my wrench and the threads (guess the engine threads were rusty)... <BR> <BR>I'm gonna get a wire (gun cleaning) brush and clean the engine threads, try to keep them from rusting more... <BR> <BR>Where can I get an extra set of engine drain plugs to have for backup? are they a standard thread size... auto part store, dealer, online... <BR> <BR>Also thought about the petcock route, but read about potential rust blockage... so I'll wait on that...

rallyart 12-09-2009 8:08 AM

Check at a Mercruiser service place. Their plugs are blue plastic butterfly style with an o-ring and may work for other chevy blocks. If they do, you just take them out and put them back by hand.

tailgate 12-09-2009 8:32 AM

forgot to add its an 08 Indmar assault 325...

mcook77 12-09-2009 8:42 AM

Go to <a href="http://www.skidim.com" target="_blank">www.skidim.com</a> and search for 3/4 npt pipe plug. Search results will have the plain plugs, t-handle plugs, and well as petcocks.

chikara22 12-09-2009 5:12 PM

I think Elliot's Hardware in Dallas has them also.

tailgate 12-14-2009 9:29 AM

Found them at Elliots in Plano... <BR>Thanks

tonyv420 12-14-2009 1:33 PM

Dont over tighten the blue butterfly plugs. It just mangles the o ring and then they tend to leak.

ncollins 12-28-2009 11:56 AM

Here are some plugs that will work for you. <BR> <BR>This one is the Mercury drain plug. <BR><a href="http://www.georgiawatersports.com/ProductCart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=13885&amp;idcategory=0" target="_blank">http://www.georgiawatersports.com/ProductCart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=13885&amp;idcategory=0</a> <BR> <BR>This one is the Sierra drain plug. <BR><a href="http://www.georgiawatersports.com/ProductCart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=3356&amp;idcategory=0" target="_blank">http://www.georgiawatersports.com/ProductCart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=3356&amp;idcategory=0</a>

slappie 12-28-2009 7:10 PM

Which plugs did you get at Elliots? Did they have the blue butterfly style plugs? If so, I'd like to head out there and pick up a few spares. I always drop those little f'ers in the bilge.

tailgate 12-29-2009 7:27 AM

no, they had the brass NPT plugs... Im not sure if the blue butterfly plugs would fit in my indmar?

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