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.
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Thread: Drip from block plug?
06-28-2013, 11:45 AM #1
Drip from block plug?2003 Outback
06-28-2013, 12:55 PM #2
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.Dan
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06-28-2013, 04:02 PM #3
If not you wanna get a thread cleaner tap to run in there.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
06-28-2013, 05:05 PM #4
I will be heading out later this week, so I will give it some teflon and cleaning.
06-29-2013, 08:31 PM #5Senior Member
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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
07-09-2013, 08:10 PM #6
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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07-10-2013, 04:21 PM #7
07-12-2013, 05:14 PM #8
Oops! Good call Al. Sorry about that guys. Disregard my comments, at least as they pertain to the block plug issue!!!08 LSV
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