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post #1 of 19 Old 01-15-2018, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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homemade oil drain plug extension....size ?

im making a drain plug extension for a 196cc ( chonda i think), what size nipple and what thread will screw into the block ? i did pick up a 1/8 npt nipple, but dont want to wind it in if its going to mess up the threads or break the block !

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1/4 NPT.

Here's a pic of what I did.

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thats a nice set up ! mine cant be 1/4 , the 1/8 is almost as big as the hex nut on the existing drain plug. good to know that npt will screw in !

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My 2 cents, and that's about what it's worth, is make sure you have a 90* on there somewhere. The reason is when you take off the plug, you're not unscrewing it from the engine. An elbow will work for you in that regard. The ball valve is just something I do to make life easy. I take off the cap, then open the valve. Makes it neater.

I used a brass 90* brass street elbow (one male and one female side) because it took up the least amount of room on the horizontal plane, and I didn't need any more horizontal distance. With the elbows, there's all different distances, some will work better than others depending where it's going to end up from the horizontal plane.

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Heres what i have put together, not pretty, but cheap!
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I would throw in a ball valve shutoff before the hose. If that hose cracks, or rips, you'll trash an engine.
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Galvanized pipe is pretty cheap. That setup cost me $17 at Home Depot. I could have done it for 5 if I just went galvanized and no ball valve. Just sayin. With galvanized no fear of the clamps letting loose, or the hose getting snagged.
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im making a drain plug extension for a 196cc ( chonda i think), what size nipple and what thread will screw into the block ? i did pick up a 1/8 npt nipple, but dont want to wind it in if its going to mess up the threads or break the block !
I thought they were metric threads? 10 or 12 MM.
example;Engine Compatibility | Drainzit Oil Drain Hoses
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I thought they were metric threads? 10 or 12 MM.
example;Engine Compatibility | Drainzit Oil Drain Hoses
I've done a few and they've always been 1/4 inch. Maybe I just didn't do the right ones. I haven't done my predator engine on my power washer yet, maybe that is 10MM. I don't know where to begin to find a 10MM.
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