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Skellyt
04-26-2018, 02:10 PM
Any thoughts on removing and replacing the coolant drain plug on the engine block of a TR3. The original is leaking through the plug body where the handle swivels to open and close the drain, so I purchased a replacement from Moss Motors. Has any one removed the drain without first removing the carbs. While it appears to a straight mechanical removal (drain screws into the engine block), the lack of working space may make the removal of the carbs necessary.

CJD
04-26-2018, 03:10 PM
I’ve done it many times without removing other parts. The only issue is i bet money the replacement will leak out if the package. Goop it with thick grease and it will likely seal.

6TTR3A
04-26-2018, 03:55 PM
This may be just what you need!
https://www.triumphexp.com/phorum/read.php?6,1502313,1502313#msg-1502313 (https://www.triumphexp.com/phorum/read.php?6,1502313,1502313#msg-1502313)

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TR3driver
04-26-2018, 08:23 PM
Might be pretty tough, depending on how corroded the joint is and how fat your arms are. I have to take a fair amount of stuff off just to get my hand down in that area.