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What size is the drain plug np208

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazer_87, May 22, 2004.

  1. blazer_87

    blazer_87 Registered Member

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    Can someone tell me what size socket fits the drain and fill plugs on a NP208 Transfer Case in my 87 K5? Thanks
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    Don't know the size since I've always used a large Crescent wrench with no problems.
     
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    I *stink* the '208's are the same as the '241... anybody? Bueller?

    On my '241 I couldn't get an adjustable on it was the head is so low-profile and the corners are rounded /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    I am told that a 1 3/16" socket will fit it, but I seem to recall that 30mm is the actual size -- considering they're within .006" of each other I think either would do /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    -- A
     
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    As far as I know, they are different. Tried a Crescent on a 241 and wouldn't work, but on my 208 I regularly use one.
     
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    it is a 30mm I jsut went and looked in the garage at the socket. Only reason I have that blasted size lol.
     
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    its 1 3/16ths


    Nick
     
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    Are u sure its not 1 13/16th?
     
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    Holy crap, this thread is 6 years old. The proper size socket though is a 30mm and the 208 and 241 are the same size.
     
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    The fill plug also has a very "thin" hex,so it might be best to use a 6 point socket the first time!..one on my NP208 was REAL tight and someone boogered it up,probably used an air impact on it...there is a lip on the case that might not let a thick walled socket go on it good though,so you may want to use a thinner socket rather than a thick one like an impact socket..I had to use a 1-1/8" socket on my fill plug,but it probably was 1-3/16 to start off!..
     
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    Np241 socket size

    After being misinformed by another thread I can assure you 1 3/16 is not the size. I'll be returning that and picking up a 30mm on the way home tonight.
     
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    Haha Im still right 7 years later
     
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    I know this thread is old, but maybe someone can help. Yes the fill plug on a 208 and 241 are hte same size - 30mm. However, that is rounded off and still stuck tight. It looks like there is an 8 point torx bit (double square?) hole in the center of the fill cap that is very large. Does anyone know what size bit will fit that and where i can get one? Also, would applying heat help get it off?
     
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    Tap on the plug first before trying to remove it.
     
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    I had to use an impact to get mine off!! dont over tighten it!
     
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    Ignoring any possible issues the heat may cause to other components, I'm a convert to welding something to stuck fasteners that allows me to get that fastener off instead of trying to work around it, or drill out, or use an ez-out, etc., IF the item is truly stuck. Nut welded to the head of a bolt mainly. Heck, I've welded pipe as a handle onto a bolt that I wasn't afraid of breaking.

    Probably wouldn't want to break the case, but leverage is a fascinating discovery. :)
     
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    Its pound for feet better than inches.. :hack:
     

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