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#121 Crashtd420

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:46 PM

And back to you original idea about heating the oil ... they sell these too...


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Very easy if you just wanna get through the winter....

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 06:17 PM

You need the type that go into the block soft plug holes, the ones in the hose don't really work that well.

I wonder if they make an oil heater that would go in the drain hole of the transmission and the oil drain hole of the oil pan?


 

 


#123 MaxChlan

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:22 AM

Does anyone have a Z24 out of their truck and could measure the diameter of the left rear freeze plug? I'm looking at this block heater. Amazon says it fits, but obviously doesn't tell me which freeze plug it would fit in. I say the left rear because that is the one on my truck that is having some leaking issues, and if I can replace that one with a block heater, it would kill two birds with one stone. If you happen to have the freeze plug off, I would also like to know the depth from the edge of the hole to the cylinder wall, because it would suck if the element was too long. 



#124 captain720

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:36 AM

I will take a look a little later today.

1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc with a 1984 Z24 (third engines the charm?) http://community.rat...y-first-pickup/
1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc 2wd http://community.ratsun.net/topic/71766-one-wasnt-enough/

 

 

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#125 MaxChlan

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:17 PM

I will take a look a little later today.

Did you get around to it?



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:24 PM

As best as I could see they are an inch and a quarter, but that was with a tape measure and that's not accurate at all could be an inch and a half with the quality of measurements I was getting there. I need to use some calipers or a ruler for accuracy which I will look at tonight.

Edit-I will also try to find the part # for my other block heater.

1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc with a 1984 Z24 (third engines the charm?) http://community.rat...y-first-pickup/
1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc 2wd http://community.ratsun.net/topic/71766-one-wasnt-enough/

 

 

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 07:34 PM

OK I got a tape measure on it as best I could see it is an inch and a half on the inside of the plug.

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1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc with a 1984 Z24 (third engines the charm?) http://community.rat...y-first-pickup/
1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc 2wd http://community.ratsun.net/topic/71766-one-wasnt-enough/

 

 

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 07:56 PM

It appears both the soft plugs on my Z24 block I have are 40mm which is close to 1 9/16ths inches, that is how big the hole is across that the plug fits into.


 

 


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 07:58 PM

Thanks Wayno. Looks much more accurate than mine.


1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc with a 1984 Z24 (third engines the charm?) http://community.rat...y-first-pickup/
1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc 2wd http://community.ratsun.net/topic/71766-one-wasnt-enough/

 

 

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:29 PM

I goofed, wrong thread.


 

 


#131 MaxChlan

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:22 AM

Well, 40mm is what it says it should be! 



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 09:10 AM

I myself don't trust the local parts stores to sell me what I need anymore, if I walk in and have a part number or know the size in this case then things are usually good, but if one buys online they need to know the size for sure.

For me the hardest part of this job is getting the old soft plug out.