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Anybody install a drain plug on there auto trans? I plan on putting in the B&M(80250) plug but wasnt sure where to place it. Any info will help.

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You can put it anywhere on the pan long as it wont touch anything on the inside. I was gonna do the same as you but Im also putting a trans temp gauge in so I have to put another hole for temp sensor. I was gonna put drain plug out the back of the pan as being easier for gravity draining and the temp probe in the side of the pan. If you need any more help let me know.
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I installed out at work. but i found this
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=334542
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I have on the plow truck, welded a bung to act as a drain and a place to thread in the temp sensor.
Real easy, but make sure the temp sensor has a good ground, i.e no teflon tape.
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usually the temp sensor can go into the line pressure port, and id put the drain plug in the lowest point,, right where the filter pick-up is.
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like they said anywhere is fine as long as it doesnt interfere internally. i like to put them on the side of the pan if possible. that way if u pull the tranny when it sets on the ground its not sitting on that plug. just take into account pan bolt locations as well as internals. the first time i tried this i didnt pay attention and i put it right inline with a pan bolt and that made it tough to get it in there.
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on the side it will leave a little in the pan but it is still worlds better when u drop it than having 3 quarts in it. it will just have 3 or 4 ounces.
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I installed out at work. but i found this
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=334542
I wonder why he didnt place the plug on the center of the pan.
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I wonder why he didnt place the plug on the center of the pan.
Because Justin Higgs didn't give his advice
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I wasnt sure If there is room between the pick up and pan for a drain plug. I guess there is.
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if u ever wanna check pickup clearance on something wad up a ball of plumbers putty put it where u wanna check bolt the pan up then take it down and measure the putty
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I did not put mine on the bottom for sake of clearance with objects on the ground. I did also have a sensor stud sticking down, so a flush plug would work better for the bottom.

If you mount it on the side of the pan it really only leaves a few ounces as mentioned before.
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Because Justin Higgs didn't give his advice
+1 lol. I suppose it doesnt matter because the pan should come off anyway to change the filter. So it really isnt important that all the fluid be drained from the plug.

I thought about that after saying to put it in the center.
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one other thing is it leaves any debris in the pan instead of running it on out into the drain pan. i like that for the sake of seeing whats going on inside
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