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    Default cuore radiator drain plug leaking

    From last few days the radiator drain plug of my cuore (2006) leaks coolant very slowly. I tightened it a bit (although it seemed enough tight already) and it seemed to drip a little more and but after one day I see no more dripping (Strange huh). Apparently the drain plug seems fine (no cracks). I think there is also an O ring inside.

    Do I need to replace the drain plug or O ring?? Any precautions on taking it out for inspection?


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    Just replace the O ring or rubber washer,avoid cross threading while screwing the drain plug and also avoid over tightening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by argtr65 View Post
    Just replace the O ring or rubber washer,avoid cross threading while screwing the drain plug and also avoid over tightening.
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    In addition to this you can use teflon tape on the plugs threads, it will be a long term remedy to the problem. For application method of teflon tape you can watch the link below

    How to use teflon tape on pipe threads - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by argtr65 View Post
    Just replace the O ring or rubber washer,avoid cross threading while screwing the drain plug and also avoid over tightening.
    - I was quoted Rs. 250 for a new genuine drain plug. Is it fair enough?
    I searched it because I am not sure if ordinary replacement O rings available at spare parts shop would be able to withstand the radiator heat.

    -Secondly, does the drainplug come out by simply inscrewing or does it need pulling out of slot after loosening??

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    replace the O ring with a standard O ring you get from a spare parts shop, it will work, just buy a few in advance as you have to replace it everytime you remove the plug.
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