Our edwards 28 oil plug stripped. But not the actual plug, but the thread that the plug screws into. So the metal thread that’s in the body of the pump is stripped. We took the case off to look at it. It appears to be cemented into place.
I was thinking of just replacing the oil housing part of the outer casing cause it would come with a fresh thread that I could then screw the plug into.
Or going to an auto parts store and getting an oil pan saver or posibly some sort of re threading tool.
Anyone had this happen to them? Thoughts suggestions ?
Compare the cost of replacing the oil housing vs. buying a thread thread repair kit (i’m guessing the latter would be cheaper).
once you’ve repaired the thread (or replaced the housing), install a ball valve with a hose barb on the drain. then you’ll never worry about this problem again, and get cleaner drains with a hose going straight to a waste container vs. a pan
Metric or standard? Probably metric. Plug diameter and thread pitch? Type of seal?
Sometimes you can drill out the threads and tap the bore for a larger bolt/plug.
If a new case is cost prohibitive bring it to a hydraulic shop, with some doughnuts and coffee. Ask for the oldest grump outta the back. That’s the guy.