Oil Cooler Drain Plug - Access Door

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  1. zippy

    zippy Silver Member

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    Did my First Oil Change the Charger. All went fine.
    As many know, had to take both underside panels off. The front one is a PITA.
    FCA should have put an access panel for the oil cooler drain plug but they did not so I did

    Hope this helps someone else
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    viperr817 Senior Hellcat Member

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    Nice work!
     
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    noboost4you <Insert witty title here>

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    Nice. Part number for the snaps/plugs?
     
  4. zippy

    zippy Silver Member

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    Local auto store. Found ones that matched the rest of them. Sorry don't have part number

    They are push pins like the ones used in the rest of the car
     
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    4510 SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I haven't done the oil on mine yet. I guess it flows straight down, not the huge surge like coming from an oil pan?
     
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    zippy Silver Member

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    Yes. There is not a huge surge. This panel will make the job much easier. Also, some of the fasteners used on the front belly pan are just not designed to be repeatedly taken on an off. Its clearly an oversight from fca not to have an access door to get to the drain plug.

    Just my .02
     
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    4510 SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks, what did you make the door panel from? Aluminum?
     
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    zippy Silver Member

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    Plastic sheet. I work in the plastic business but any decent sheet will work
     
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    fnkychkn swollen member Gold Supporting Member

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    Great idea. That should save time.
    An old washer fluid or coolant jug should do the trick.
     
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    From where? I'm not in the plastic business where would we get some sheets?
     
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    Take your pick - McMaster-Carr
     
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    jgil Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Ok I have a plan make a whole bunch of the access panels and sell them to your fellow felines. I'm 1st in line my cat and I will thank you! John
     
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    FCA is like DUH I should have though of that.
     
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    Cool idea, thanks for sharing.
     
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