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Old 03-14-2023, 02:11 PM
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Default Lycoming Dehydrator Plug

After a few Dehydrators posts and people asking for plug to fit oil fill on the Lycoming's, I found the file online to 3D print them. I won't charge anything for them because the file is free. I will out of my pocket pay shipping to get them to you. You pay Doug $15 and send me an address and I'll get it to you. I have around 15 - 20 on hand so it will be first come first served. Get them while they're Hot!!
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Old 03-14-2023, 02:29 PM
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A generous offer...thank you very much.

Which dehydrator plug is this? A year or two ago I had a buddy print up a Lycoming dipstick adapter plug for my OEM Lycoming IO-320. I had found it on Thingiverse. He did a beautiful job, but it didn't fit...wasn't a match for my particular dipstick tube. The file I sent him was at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3926583 . This adapter plug is 1 1/8 - 12 UNF. Is this the same plug?
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Old 03-14-2023, 02:39 PM
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That is the file I'm using. Are you sure he had it scaled right? It fits my YIO 390 perfectly. Dipstick tube is pn #75736. I'm happy to send you one, if it fits pay Doug, if not pass it down the line.
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Old 03-14-2023, 02:52 PM
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I'm also not sure if Lycoming has different size oil fill plugs or not, This will fit mine perfectly.
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Old 03-14-2023, 04:26 PM
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Default Dehydrator dipstick plug

I would love one.
Standard IO-360-M1B so it should fit.
Happy to donate.
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Old 03-14-2023, 04:34 PM
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That is the file I'm using. Are you sure he had it scaled right? It fits my YIO 390 perfectly. Dipstick tube is pn #75736. I'm happy to send you one, if it fits pay Doug, if not pass it down the line.
Thanks Bill....no, not sure that he had it scaled right. I didn't even know that that was a thing. I'll PM you my contact info and give your's a try. I've been using a drilled #60 rubber stopper, which works OK, but does come loose every now and then.
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Old 03-14-2023, 04:36 PM
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A generous offer...thank you very much.

Which dehydrator plug is this? A year or two ago I had a buddy print up a Lycoming dipstick adapter plug for my OEM Lycoming IO-320. I had found it on Thingiverse. He did a beautiful job, but it didn't fit...wasn't a match for my particular dipstick tube. The file I sent him was at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3926583 . This adapter plug is 1 1/8 - 12 UNF. Is this the same plug?
I've printed this one with two different services, and one fit, the other didn't I can probably make it fit with a bit of filing. I think some 3d printers are more accurate than others.
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P.M. sent.
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Old 03-15-2023, 04:30 AM
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I had the same experience as MacCool with one a while back that didnít fit. Happy to try yours and happy to donate. PM incoming and thank you for the generous offer.
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Old 03-15-2023, 05:38 AM
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I'll take one as well
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