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  1. #1
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    Default Drip from block plug?

    Hello Everyone,

    Put the boat in last night for it's first time last night and noticed a little drip from the block plug. It was not really fast, but just a drip. I tired to tighten it up, but it seemed to only go so far, and no more. I think I was a little scared of over tightening it as well. I put some teflon tape of the end as well, but it still had a little drip. I am wondering a couple of things:
    1. Should I put more teflon tape on since I only put a little on in the first place
    2. is a little drip OK? or will it cause real damage over the summer?

    Any insight will help me.

    Thanks

    Kidder
    2007 LSV
    2003 Outback - Sold

  2. #2
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    Default Drip from block plug?

    Are the threads nice and clean on both the plug and block? If so just give it a few more wraps of Teflon tape and you should be good to go.

  3. #3
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    If not you wanna get a thread cleaner tap to run in there.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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  4. #4
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    Thanks Fellas.

    I will be heading out later this week, so I will give it some teflon and cleaning.

    Kidder
    2007 LSV
    2003 Outback - Sold

  5. #5
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    Likely just dirty threads and a bout 5-7 wraps of teflon tape then just snug plug in should work. I'm a plumber and use teflon tape by the ton...
    07 Outback DD

  6. #6
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    I had a simlar issue on my drain plug (though it's an 08 and located in the back). Teflon tape didn't seem to stop the very slow leak. My drain plug has an o-ring on it, and I just globed some plumbers grease on the oring, tightened the plug up, and it seems to have stopped the leak. Might give that a shot too - that is, if you have the oring...
    08 LSV
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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by squeeg333 View Post
    I had a simlar issue on my drain plug (though it's an 08 and located in the back). Teflon tape didn't seem to stop the very slow leak. My drain plug has an o-ring on it, and I just globed some plumbers grease on the oring, tightened the plug up, and it seems to have stopped the leak. Might give that a shot too - that is, if you have the oring...
    I think he is talking block plug and you are talking drain plug??
    Al

    2006 Mobius LSV

  8. #8
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    Oops! Good call Al. Sorry about that guys. Disregard my comments, at least as they pertain to the block plug issue!!!
    08 LSV
    Go big, or go home.

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