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Old 07-27-2008, 12:51 PM
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23t oil pan plug??

i have a 23 tbucket with a sbc.the front axel has a 6 inch drop with 14 inch wheels now my oil pan is 2 1/2-3 inches off the ground and the plug sits at and angle at the bottom corner of the pan if i go over a big speed bump the bolt hits and unscrews and i loose all my oil and i sit on the side of the road till find my plug and get more oil.this has happened 3 times over a year third time last night and now i have a small crack next to the hole.has anybody welded the hole shut and moved it somewere else like the back

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My '23 T has 3-1/2" oil pan clearance, and I use one of these...

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looks like your plug is in the center of the sump area in the front do those have some kind of a skid plate that goes over that plug.the center area for the plug seams to be a better area rather then the left side of the pan becouse every time it hits something the plug unscrews itself and it turns into a mexican oil change on the side of the road.looks like a good pan
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The 3/16" plate is lower than the plug, so it is somewhat protected. The pan is off the engine and upside down in the photo. The plug is on the driver's side of the sump, like a standard pan. The surface with the big gouge is the front of the pan.
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