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OIL DRAIN BACK TAP

Hi, i am new here and just started installing my on3 kit. I was just wondering whats the best way to tap the oil pan? Should i take it off the car or can i do it on the car? Thanks.

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This can be done just fine with the engine and pan in the car. Do some looking on the Vortec site and follw the directions there. I pulled my pan and had a bung welded on since the motor was already out.


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It is very simple to do with everything in the vehicle. Just take your time and use a variety of punches. Vortec has a diagram of it on their website under the tech area. It makes it very simple.

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I used a sharp pointed punch to start the hole and brass plumbob for the rest. It has a nice taper but not to long. Oh ya, and I used the measurements on the Vortech site.
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Don't forget to grease up the tap very well to catch oil shavings. Like others have said, the instructions on the Vortech site has good information.

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Ok thanks doing it today.
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