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Benjamin,

Dermots post was back in 2005. You're probably not going to get a reply in 2012.

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I can't think of anything worse than a magnet floating around in your gearbox!

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I have a 1995 Esprit S4, and the drain plug seems to be leaking a little. Any ideas how to stop it other than cranking a bit more torque on?
Also can I get a new one in the UK, and what is this 'magnet' version for?

Thanks.

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You could try some PTFE tape around the threads i wouldn't torque it any more unless its silly loose i cant remember off hand what the correct torque is. Stupid question but are you sure its the plug leaking and not say the output shafts roll pins?

 

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I have a 1995 Esprit S4, and the drain plug seems to be leaking a little. Any ideas how to stop it other than cranking a bit more torque on?

Also can I get a new one in the UK, and what is this 'magnet' version for?

Thanks.

The magnet is to trap any small metallic particles and also bigger stuff if needed. You'll be amazed what comes out!

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Wishing to avoid being the harbinger of doom but the gearbox magnetic plug is more of an indication of gearbox health rather than a tool for removing debris.(or more correctly bits that are failing)

Nick S4s

I completely agree. But better to trap broken bits than have them floating around freely and wreck the cwp :)

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