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So I have this really nice oil cooler setup and since the proper way to set these up is to have the lines on top, every time I want to change my oil, I have to take the oil cooler off, which is a PIA.



Anyone have a solution that I could drill and put in the bottom of my oil cooler like a petcock? The wall thickness of what I want to drill into is relatively thin, so whatever solution we come up with will need to have a crush washers or rubber washers in use on both sides and a nut on the inside for support.



So...anyone have any ideas?
 

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THere are some darn good epoxies out there. Not to mention good ol J&B.



I would be concerned with asthetics really, but a 1/8" NPT valve might work with a good epoxy fillet.
 

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It would need to be a bolt with a flange for a crush ring. Unless it is an actual NPT bung stopper like the drain hole in a trailer boat.



One of the Canadian members welded a bung on his cooler. tblumer was it?
 

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I welded a bung to mine (I laugh everytime I say "bung" reminds me of Bevis & Butthead "T.P for my Bunghole!") Haha, anyway... I welded one on for a temp sensor. But I made mine out of aluminum stock, I cut and bored it on the lathe then tapped it with a 1/4" NPT (I think) tap then drilled a hole in the side of the cooler and welded it on.



 

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tblumer said:
True that, we get out share of Canadian drivers passing thru too, no offense to tmas, but they are sucky drivers


Tmas is from Eastern Canada, not Western Canada. Just a little disclaimer so as not to bunch all us canucks together:p
 

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I drilled out a hole in the bottom, tapped it to an npt 1/8" thread (two threads)...turned it in, and brazed it over with one of those low temp aluminum weld rods. Works perfect.
 

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fatcaaat said:
I drilled out a hole in the bottom, tapped it to an npt 1/8" thread (two threads)...turned it in, and brazed it over with one of those low temp aluminum weld rods. Works perfect.


Well done! Can we see a pic?
 
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