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Is my transmission drain plug being blocked by this plate on the bottom?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by No H2O, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. No H2O

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    In the video I looked at, the transmission drain plug was at the bottom.
    I went to do mine and saw this plate blocking ... everything.
    I'm hoping my transmission drain plug is somewhere else/accessible.
    2004 Ridgeback
     

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    woodbutcher Mr. Old Fart member #145
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    that looks like somebody's add-on. is there a hole worn through the frame?????
     
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    Are you talking about the plate welded onto the bottom of the frame? If that's not stock I guess that means the drain bolt is inaccessible :-(
    Weird thing is when I pulled the fill plug the fluid was clear just like the PO said that it had been recently changed.
     
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    just have never heard of or seen diamond plate used on a BDM.
     
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    The diamond pattern is an optical illusion since it's reflecting the pattern of the jigsaw mat on the floor that I'm using as a kickstand pad since I find it easier than those ubiquitous slotted kickstand gizmos
     
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    Your drain plug is not on the bottom. It's the plug on the side, in the center of the bottom.
     
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    temp-rb-trans.jpg
     
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    :yesnod:
    :agree:
     
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    That 'flat plate' is the bottom of your oil tank. Ridge and Pit had "hidden" tanks.
     
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    Hence the oil line going into it to the left of the arrow, "insert thumbs up emoji"
     
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    well, there you go. I figured somebody with some knowledge would come along sooner than later. looks like your plug is actually easier to get to than a lot of the others like the K9. that thing is a bear.
     

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