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Anyone know of a good place to get a replacement o-ring for a Sector 111 Gpan oil drain plug? Don't see one on their website listed and mine is getting a little worn.

Size? Part #? Etc.......

Any info greatly appreciated. Thank you!
 

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Here's the outcome and some good info:

Noel Lofton of Sector 111 emailed me with the oring measurements. 1" ID x .97 cross section.

In the oring world that's is a size -318.

Chose a 70A durometer, and Silicone. I know Nitrile is better for oil resistance but silicone is far better for high heat. Nitrile peaks out at 250 deg.

Amazon sells them for 15.00, for a pack of 25. ASIN B000FMUUM6.

Enough said and thank you Noel.
 

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Reviving an old thread, does anyone know the o-rind size needed for the gpan3? I can't seem to find that information somewhere.
 

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I got the info from Noel at Sector. He was super quick to respond to my email :)

Sharing in case other folks find it useful:

- 5/8" straight thread o-ring
- sector sells a kit with a replacement plug and 4 rings if you want
- no official torque setting on the plug, just do it snug tight by hand
 

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Sector sent me a 1/2 dozen with one of my previous orders last year!
 

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Special Ed maybe!
 

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I got the info from Noel at Sector. He was super quick to respond to my email :)

Sharing in case other folks find it useful:

- 5/8" straight thread o-ring
- sector sells a kit with a replacement plug and 4 rings if you want
- no official torque setting on the plug, just do it snug tight by hand
Noel is a woman FYI.
We should have the spare drain plug + o-rings up on our site soon.
 

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gPAN3 Drain Plug O-Ring
dash-10 AN Plug.
ID = .791" (20.09mm)
OD = .945" (24.00mm)
Thickness = .1" (2.57 mm)

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I am totally confused with the numbers here. I would assume that ID + (2*thickness) = OD, right? That's not the case of the numbers above. Am I missing something?
 

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I was confused too! I called Sector and asked them to send me a dozen.
 

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You end up saving alot of aggravation in life if you buy one (or several) of those master oring kits. I have them in a few flavors of materials and size ranges. The 20$ or so in total expenditure is worth it to be able to grab one just close enough out of your kit.
 

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Update in case anyone else is interested.

I went with Noel's original suggestion and used a 5/8 ID one. It is 114 in o-ring size. I went with a 70A silicone, following the original idea by gunpilot. Curious to see if it will actually be different from the nitrile one. Amazon has them for dirt cheap in various packages.

I tried a couple of other sizes, like 116 and 019 but the 114 one seemed to fit the best.

Note that the dimensions for 114 do not match the number on the sector page. Don't blame me if you use it and end up with leaks :)
 
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