Sump Plugs

SKU: SUMP-M12-18

Size: M12 (1.5mm Pitch) x 18mm
Pack Quantity: Pack of 1
Sale price£2.03
In stock (5 units), ready to be shipped


A sump plug, also known as an oil drain plug, is a threaded bolt or plug typically located at the bottom of an oil pan or sump in an internal combustion engine. Its primary purpose is to provide a convenient means to drain the engine oil during an oil change. Here are some key points about sump plugs:

  1. Location: The sump plug is usually located at the lowest point of the engine oil pan. The oil pan, or sump, is a reservoir that holds the engine oil.

  2. Thread Size: Sump plugs come in various thread sizes, and it's crucial to use the correct size and type for your engine. 

  3. Gasket or Washer: Many sump plugs come with a built-in gasket or a separate crush washer. This gasket ensures a proper seal when the plug is tightened, preventing oil leaks.

During an oil change, the sump plug is removed to allow the old oil to drain out. After the oil change, the sump plug is reinstalled, often with a new gasket or washer, and tightened to the manufacturer's specifications. It's essential to handle the sump plug carefully to avoid cross-threading or damaging the threads, as a secure seal is crucial to prevent oil leaks.

Always refer to the vehicle's manual or consult with a professional mechanic to ensure you use the correct sump plug and follow the recommended procedures during an oil change.

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