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Old 12-26-2003, 06:04 PM
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I'm changing the tranny and engine oil in my Cannondale ATV. The manual says to use anti-sieze compound on the drain plug when re-installing. What is anti-sieze compound? Are they talking about thread lock, gasket sealant, or what?

I've never put anything on a drain plug before when changing the oil from my motorcycles. Hmmmmmm..........
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Old 12-26-2003, 06:25 PM
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Anti-sieze compound can be purchased at any auto supply store. It usually contains magnesium and it's purpose is to keep bolts from sticking to the threads. Get some now and you will be SO much happier in the future!

Be careful with it because it will make the biggest mess you have ever seen!
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Old 12-26-2003, 06:27 PM
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Usually i just use a dab of grease on the threads, works for me!

I've never actually used antiseize, but grease seems to help.
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Old 12-26-2003, 06:30 PM
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I figured as much. I just got back from Auto Zone and they wanted to sell me some thread lock crap, and I thought,"Anti-sieze sounds completely opposite from thread lock!"

GOOBERS!

I'll go check at Pep Boys.

Thanks!
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Old 12-26-2003, 06:39 PM
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Or you could save yourself some $$ and use some milk of magnesia.
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Old 12-26-2003, 09:38 PM
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Anti-seize is quite important if the bolt and case threads are dis-similar metals...Like on my Husky.. Aluminium threads in the swingarm, and steel bolts for the chain adjustment.. The person the owned it before me did not know this.. the adjusting bolts seized to the swing arm and I had to drill them out and put in helicoils. A real pain for something that can be avoided for $3 and 5 minutes work.
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Old 12-26-2003, 10:38 PM
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That sucks HiG4S. I have both drain plugs sitting on a rag waiting. Once I had to drill a screw out and retap. That was a pain, too. I'm definitely gonna make sure and do it right.

I tell ya, changing the oil on this thing is definitely more time consuming than your usual quad! It wouldn't have been so bad, except I didn't have all the tools I needed (I didn't have a small enought wrench for the spars to drain the oil from the frame), and then I had to go get some clear tubing from Home Depot to slip over the spar nipple to have the oil drain into my drain pan. Now I am having trouble getting the engine oil inlet fitting off (that thing is on there tight!). There is another filter behind it I need to clean out. ARGGGGGG.......I may have to get my dad to break it loose for me when he gets into town tomorrow. But, it's a tight fit. He may not even be able to get his hand in there!

Oh well, I should be done soon and next time it will only take the usual time now that I have all the tools and lubricants.
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Old 12-26-2003, 10:42 PM
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Good luck with that nappers, I know ya can do it

When we going to Elsinore???
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:01 PM
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I want to go ASAP. I'm gonna be camping at Ocotillo Wells for New Year's, and then hopefully within the next couple of weeks after that I will be at the track. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. I'll definitely let you know. Maybe the Hoots may want to come out too since they live close. It will be great practice for Mesquite!
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:13 PM
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Ok just let me know when and I'm there

Yeah that would be cool if we can get the Hoots to go too!

Have fun at Ocotillo that sounds fun, but burrrr cold. Better take some eskimo clothes!!

Hey did you know we're going to El Mirage tomorrow if you want to go, I don't know if that's too far for you, plus I'm kinda telling you last minute, sorry about that :

There's a thread around here somewhere about it. In fact, I need to go load up my truck right now so all I have to do in the morning is get up and go.
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