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  1. #1
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    Default Where to purchase a weld-in 4L60E auto transmission sump plug

    Have totally rebuild a 2002 Commodore engine and transmission and before I go about the fitting I want to weld in a transmission drain plug.
    I live in Emerald Qld and no one sells them locally and I've even visited the wreckers thinking I could remove one from a engine sump but they don't sell loose sumps.
    Have looked online and haven't found any either well not in Australia that is.
    Would like one like in the picture that I can Tig weld into the bottom of the pan.
    4L60E Deep Pan.jpgDrain Plug.jpg

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    Hi, probably the easiest thing would be to get an engine replacement sump plug and washer, then get a local engineering business to turn up a threaded ring to take the plug, if a member on here isn't able to help you. Can't remember if we have any members in Emerald.
    Found 2 Commodore engine sumps on Gumtree in Qld if that helps. Do you have a local scrap metal merchant there, any steel sump would do, to get that part?
    Welcome to the forum by the way.
    Kryn
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    They might do the trick, I've already looked at them online. Will order one today need to get the engine and trans aligned before Summer comes a knocking.

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    Mike4 is located in Emerald I believe.

    Dean

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    You could probably just use an old nut and bolt M16 cut down to suit together with a copper or fibre washer? Doesn't have to be too high tech you would think or am I missing something?

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    Thanks all the suggestions guys and ended up buying a couple of these from Ebay.
    O2 sensor bungs should Tig in perfectly, look great and be fully functional.
    Sump Plug.jpg

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    23/09/17: Update - The 02 sensor bung and plug arrived yesterday, drilled the hole in the pan and now to Tig into place then swap over the pans.
    Trans Pan Plug 23.09.17 - 1.jpg

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    Just out of interest how hard is it to rebuild a 4L60E trans? If i keep my Vy I think i will need to rebuild the trans.

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    Its a job for the professionals, check out this instructional clip.
    4L60-E Transmission Full Rebuild - YouTube

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    4L60E - Drain Bung...jpg4L60E - Drain Bung.jpg
    All done, a new earth magnet fitted and with 5,000 ks and no leaks.


    Last edited by Specialized29er; 18th Mar 2018 at 04:17 AM. Reason: Forgot something

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