Saturday, June 9, 2007


As mentioned in previous posts on this topic, socket-head pipe plugs are available as a bubble-pak'd item from after-market VW retailers. But as you can see in the photo the plugs are not anodized and do not include the 1/16-NPT size that is the best fit for the small oil galleries. (They give you 1/8-NPT's instead.)

However, this set of plugs may be the best option for lo-buck builders, who often substitute brass fittings for the full-flow oil filter connection and a brass 1/2-to-1/8 NPT bushing for installing the oil temperature sensor.


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