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Stripped pump drain plug hole.

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by shep28, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. shep28

    shep28 Member
    Messages: 84

    I have a stripped drain plug hole in the pump. What are my options?
     
  2. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    Depends on the plow you are dealing with. If its an old isarmatic aluminum cast pump housing with intigrated reservoir and lift cylinder then just drill it to the next pipe size and retap it to the next bigger plug. If it is a flowstat unit with the removable tin reservoir then you can just get a new reservoir.
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You can get expanding rubber fill plugs at most auto parts stores
     
  4. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    Expanding rubber plug??? Sounds Micky Mouse to me. A rubber plug in a cast aluminum housing that came from the factory with a steel plug. If a rubber plug was suitable and reliable the Western engineers would have designed it that way. You don't want to be fixing this again the next time it snows. Fix it right the first time. Bubble gum and bailer twine is not a proffesional fix. And by the way, this is not a fill plug it's a drain plug, big difference there.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I agree the rubber plug may not be the best long term solution. But it is a viable solution if the proper tools and supplies are not available, and it's snowing.

    Just trying to offer an alternative repair to the OP.