Component: Engine Components
Product: Engine Block
Case Number: 1060
The plugs being used on the racing engines had a high profile that created close areas around various engine components. The plugs needed to be removed and replaced without losing their sealing capacity.
The application for the plugs is used in aluminum engine blocks used in racing.
An assortment of socket head aluminum and steel Zero-Leak Gold plugs were installed. Since the socket head ZLGP seat in the port and not on the spot face of the port, it was possible for them to provide the desired low profile. ZLGP can be repeatedly removed and reinstalled without the loss of their sealing ability and without damaging their O-rings.
The low profile for the plug applications was accomplished along with the reliable sealing capacity when the plugs were removed and reinstalled.
Component: Racing Shocks
Product: Shock Absorber
Case Number: 1061
The NPT plugs that were being used required that a Teflon material be applied to the threads. This increased the cost of the application to about $1.00 to $1.50.
Plugs are used to control or contain hydrogen and/or shock oil. They are used at the end of the shaft of the shock absorber for adjustment and fluid containment.
Several prototype ports were made using the SAE J1926 port. The -02 socket Zero-Leak Gold plugs were installed without any type of sealing material.
The Zero-Leak Gold plugs performed to their expectations. This was done at a significant savings over the previous method. No problems have been reported from any of their customers.
Component: Oil Pan Drain / Fill Plugs
Product: Oil Pan
Case Number: 1062
The manager of the company called seeking a product improvement for the race car oil pan drain plug.
The plugs were used in the oil pans of race cars.
The -08 socket head Zero-Leak Gold plugs in both steel and aluminum are being evaluated for their performance.
An evaluation will be made at the end of the racing season.