X-Eng X-Plug

Whilst fitting the RoverDrives Sump, I also took the opportunity to fit the X-Eng X-Plugs I got for Christmas to the diffs.

Sump Plugs

Sump Plugs

As you can see, at the top is the brass plug I use for the filler plug on the Diff, this is a standard brass plug which replaces the nasty plastic standard one (you can buy them here on eBay). These are actually the same thread/pitch as the 300-TDI coolant hose plugs (so in theory, an X-Eng X-Cap should also fit, available here).

To the left, the red plug is the X-Eng X-Plug, which is an alloy machined plug with an extremely powerful neodymium magnet. So powerful, James nearly had a nasty experience with the fleshy part of his hand between the magnet and the ramp.

To the right is the standard diff plug, as you can see, it’s gotten quite chewed up over time, and compared to the X-Plug, it’s magnet is very weak.

Sump Plug Inserted

Sump Plug Inserted

They are very precisely machined, however the same cannot be said for the differential, as the front plug needed some PTFE wrapped round it to ensure it stayed in place satisfactorily. They’re £13 each, but it’s money well spent as far as I’m concerned (and filled an xmas present for my sister to give me!). You can get them from X-Engineering here.

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