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WARNING!! Front dif oil drain plug

Hi there you all..
I just got me a cheap magnetic oil drain plug. 10mm. Aluminium.From ebay, some chinese place..
It broke stright off!! Did'nt use much force at all! Spent the rest of the evening working on getting the rest of the bolt out. Put the old one back in..
Just a tip..
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What a horrible design. Somebody needs to find a new occupation.

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I have a package of tiny neodymium magnets I picked up on ebay and I stick them on the end of the stock bolts.

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Gold plugs are the way to go.

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Also be careful when tightening that drain bolt. It doesn't take much to strip those case threads (ask me how I know... lol). Especially with the stock drain plug that is only about 4 threads deep. I highly recommend a torque wrench.

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I upgraded all of my drain plugs to Gold plugs. Love them so far
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Speaking of the front diff drain plug...

Back when my Grizzly was still under warranty I had my bike in the shop and had them swap all the fluids while they were doing some warranty work. Got the bike home and noticed it had a slow drip from the front diff drain. I tightened just a bit, cleaned the spot on the ground and the next day same amount of fluid on the ground. Loaded it back up and took it back to them to fix it. They put one of those heli-coil things in there and it hasn't leaked since.

Years later, I decided I was going to swap all my plugs over to Gold Plugs. All other plugs work great, except for that dang front diff plug. When it starts to thread in, the Gold plug gets an awful angle on it and starts to get tight. I'm assuming that they either installed the heli-coil thing wrong or that this is the nature of using a heli-coil?

I've just reused the stock front diff plug out of fear of damaging it. Not that big of a deal. I'll eat the cost of a wasted Gold Plug rather than the cost of replacing a front diff over some janky threads. Just curious if anyone else has ever run into a issue like that and if it was easily solved.

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One of the first things i replaced with Gold plugs .

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Krudiack: I also bought neodymium magnets to use as you suggest, but then I got to thinking about when the oil was really cold, could the lube wipe the magnet off and carry it into the pinion gears? Think about it. If that magnet were to "grab" onto almost any other steel in those differential cases, the results could be truly heartbreaking.

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I doubt they'll come off but if they do they're a very brittle weak metal and I dont think they'd hurt anything. so far so good anyways.

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