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  • Offline av8or-dave   us

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    Oil Drain Plug upgrade
    on: Sep 23, 2018, 03.09 pm
    Sep 23, 2018, 03.09 pm
    Aloha Y'all,

    So, I'm wondering if anyone knows the specifications for the OEM oil drain plug threads?  For example "14mm-1.5".

    Why?  Because for my last two 4 wheels vehicles (1996 Ford Explorer and my current 2011 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X) I replaced the OEM oil drain plugs with Ez Oil Drain valves (this webpage is for motorcycles:  http://ezoildrainvalve.com/motorcycles.html ) and they make doing the job myself so much easier, and less messy (can put a clear plastic drain tube on the ones with a nipple to direct into a bottle or pan).  Thus, since the website doesn't list the Triumph Trophy SE specifically for a matchup to their oil change valve, I'm wondering if I can match one just by specifications on their chart?  But, of course first, I need to know the specifications of the TTSE's drain plug to do that, eh!

    These are great because I no longer have to change the crush washers, etc...and no oil get out on my hand/tools like when removing the OEM oil plug.  They also come with a spring hose clamp for placing on them if you are concerned that the open/close lever might get bumped and open to spill the oil out while riding (I use them on my vehicle's), and I put a rubber cap/plug over the nipple (remove drain hose) to keep road contaminates (snow/wet road salt here) from getting up into the valve and fouling things up, but most don't ride their TTSE in the snow I imagine).

    So, I'm betting Cocoanut will be the first to have the answer...just saying, seems to be the TTSE knowledge guru on so many TTSE issues.  Lucky for the rest of the forum members, eh!

    One more trick I learned about changing the oil filter to catch the oil mess, put a ziplock bag over the one being removed, and turn the bag with the filter as you remove it.  Here's a good video for changing your motorcycle oil which taught me this trick (
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    Re: Oil Drain Plug upgrade
    Reply #1 on: Sep 23, 2018, 03.37 pm
    Sep 23, 2018, 03.37 pm
    Triumph Trophy OEM Sump Plug : Part Number T3450093 - M14X1.5 ( Itme #3 )  :028:

    A "trick" that is not mentioned in the video is to drain the oil while the engine is hot.

    Hot oil flows more freely so it will drain quicker, with less of the old oil left behind.
    The downside is to having to either wait until the engine has cooled down before continuing,
    or being cautious of not burning yourself on hot parts of the engine, exhaust, or the draining oil !

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    Re: Oil Drain Plug upgrade
    Reply #2 on: Sep 23, 2018, 05.31 pm
    Sep 23, 2018, 05.31 pm
    I like the concept of those valves but not keen on the extra protruding metal that's a result of, maybe not such a big deal on a bike but a low slung sports car, that could get caught/bashed resulting in a cracked sump.

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    Re: Oil Drain Plug upgrade
    Reply #3 on: Sep 25, 2018, 12.08 pm
    Sep 25, 2018, 12.08 pm
    Looks just like a fumoto drain valve.  I have them on my vehicles. http://fumotousa.com/

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    Re: Oil Drain Plug upgrade
    Reply #4 on: Sep 25, 2018, 06.45 pm
    Sep 25, 2018, 06.45 pm
    I got a Fumoto valve for my truck. Super unimpressed by the soft metal that I easily rounded off trying to install it. It's in my bin of "crap I don't want to throw away because I paid money for it but will never use cuz it's garbage."

    IIC the sump on the bottom of the Trophy is the lowest thing to the ground; I wouldn't want that valve hanging out there in the breeze just begging to get hit or caught on something.
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    Re: Oil Drain Plug upgrade
    Reply #5 on: Sep 26, 2018, 05.52 am
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    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]


    A "trick" that is not mentioned in the video is to drain the oil while the engine is hot.

    Hot oil flows more freely so it will drain quicker, with less of the old oil left behind.
    The downside is to having to either wait until the engine has cooled down before continuing,
    or being cautious of not burning yourself on hot parts of the engine, exhaust, or the draining oil !





    Another reason to change the oil while it's warm is that the contaminants are still entrained in the oil and haven't yet settled to the bottom.

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    Re: Oil Drain Plug upgrade
    Reply #6 on: Sep 26, 2018, 10.19 am
    Sep 26, 2018, 10.19 am
    First thing I was taught while playing mechanic is that oil replacements are always done when the oil is warm. Also for final drive oil.
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    Re: Oil Drain Plug upgrade
    Reply #7 on: Oct 09, 2018, 01.30 am
    Oct 09, 2018, 01.30 am
    I have the EZ Oil Drain plug on my RV which holds 7 qts of oil. Not sure if they make one that fits TTSE but if someone finds out they do, I will buy one. Less of a mess for sure.

     



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