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    Default Can I use generic sump plug on 2003 Scenic?

    2003 Scenic 2.0 litre
    The original sump plug has an un-threaded portion on the end (5mm or so long). Is that important? Or can I replace it with a generic sump plug that doesn't have that un-threaded end (the generic threaded length is the same, but overall length is shorter)?
    (From my old Moto Guzzi days, I seem to remember that one of the plugs needed a bit of extra length on the end to perform some function I never dreamed of.)
    Thanks, John.

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    It probably just makes it easier to get the plug out without spilling oil everywhere.
    I can't dream up any other use for a slightly longer plug.

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    Thanks Jo, I had a look up the hole, and shoved a stick up there to see how much clearance there is. There was nothing that the bolt was going to be pushing against, so I've installed the generic plug. (And I'm happy I can now use a standard socket set to remove it in future, instead of hunting around for an 8mm square key.)

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    Hi John
    That bit on the end may be a magnet to catch metal pieces perhaps. Avoid having pieces falling off inside would reduce the need for that
    Make sure the thread is the same.
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    Hi Jaahn, nice to hear from you. I did check that, but it wasn't magnetic.
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    Check out this design

    SMART-O Drain & Sump Plugs Australia - Phenix Industries

    $10 at Supercheap

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    Thanks. That's what I bought (but it was $14 at Repco - Supercheap was too far away and I was getting frustrated, so just wanted it over with!)

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    One time when I was rebuilding a donk for the fuego I could not find the sump plug anywhere and by chance discovered that a fuego shock absorber has a thread exactly the same.
    A few minutes with the hacksaw saw the shock and its lower thread part company and get screwed into the sump, where it stayed for far longer than it should have.
    Drove around for a few hundred Km with that slightly too proud shock bottom in the sump pan, nervous that any stick or speed hump I drove over was going to rip the sump off!!

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    I have found a replacement sump plug for a 404/504 etc with washers at one of our WA mining engineering companies. Obviously for hydraulic reservoirs. One good feature apart from being flat headed it has an in hex for an allen key tool.
    They have them in various sizes that I have found ideal for blanking off exhaust EGR plumbing.
    I don't think they do one with a magnet for transmission drain plugs.
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    I've found the original sump plugs on all my cars are adequate.
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