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Old 02-19-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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My '99 NB is currently boosted but I think I am going to take the turbo kit off and build the car for spec miata racing. This being said, my oil pan is currently drilled and tapped with a flange in it so I was wondering what is the best way to plug it once I take the lines out? Should i just put a bolt in there? The fix only has to be temporary as I just need to be able to daily the car for a little while until I can put a new oil pan on.
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yep short bolt will work
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yep short bolt will work
Okay cool thanks. Should I also put any sort of sealant around the bolt such as silicone or something?
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not unless the bolt or the threads around it suck.
this would be just like your drain bolt. add a washer for dramatic effect
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Alright will do. Thanks again
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use a copper one.
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