Transmission Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20
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Needa Parts Transmission Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20

Part No. 65241 Warranty Details  

Fit of this part varies by vehicle & equipment specs Type of Fit

Needa Parts, a division of the Hillman Group, is an aftermarket industry leader in all types and sizes of engine oil and transmission plugs. The Needa line offers plugs of all types and sizes, including standard, oversized, magnetic, piggyback, and squarehead plugs, plus gaskets.

Product Features:
  • Meets or exceeds OEM standards
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Needa PartsTransmission Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20
 
3.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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3.0

Missing parts

By 

from N.port.fl

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Comments about Needa Parts Transmission Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20:

Product is great to make a drain plug for oil/trans pans. Easy to install.

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  • No
 
1.0

Stay away from this!

By 

from Ohio

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Pros

  • There are none!

Cons

  • Super poor quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Needa Parts Transmission Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20:

    I see where the bad reviews come from because this thing is pretty bad. I've used the Dorman version a number of times with no problems but this is garbage compared to them. The pan gasket is to large like another reviewer said so I used one that fit better. On the little plug, the rubber O ring doesn't work because the fitting is not made to use one so I used a copper brake line gasket instead but since the fitting is not tapped straight for the plug to fit square, I put thread tape on the threads just in case. Non of the threads are cut good so that becomes an issue too. Find a Dorman one and skip this. It's the last time I buy this and I wouldn't of used it if someone else had a Dorman but I was in a pinch.

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    5.0

    Drain plug

    By 

    from Wichita , Ks

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Needa Parts Transmission Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20:

        Works great and no leaks as some of the others have . The one draw back is it sticks about a inch below the transmission pan when mounted on the bottom, but could be mounted on the side of the pan

         
        4.0

        Simple way to install a trans. temp. sensor with 1/8" NPT.

        By 

        from St Thomas, Pa.

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        Pros

          Cons

          • The gasket is too large

          Best Uses

          • Ease of installation

          Comments about Needa Parts Transmission Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20:

          This can be used for its intended purpose or installation of temp sensors for engine and transmission. Simply remove the pan, drill hole and install. I found the gaskets inner hole to be too large so I bought other gaskets to install on the inside and outside.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Piece of JUNK

          By 

          from Irmo SC

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Cheap Materials
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about Needa Parts Transmission Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20:

              This is the biggest piece of junk I have ever purchased. I tried to install this on a 2014 Ram 2500 to help ease the mess of doing a transmission service. Well this was a huge and costly mistake for sure. The first plug I had that I installed stripped when I tried to tighten it. I expected the assembly to break, but no the threads stripped. So that there tells me the materials were junk. So now that I already committed to it, I had to go get another one. Well now that I got one put in, it started to leak a week later from the drain bolt. So now after tightening it up, I moved the drain assembly and caused a secondary leak. So now I have to drop the pan and LOSE 2.5 gallons worth of fluid at over $5 a qt and do this whole process over again! I am not happy by any means!

               
              5.0

              ;works just fine

              By 

              from Phillipsburg, NJ

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Needa Parts Transmission Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20:

                  Works just fine. No issues.

                   
                  4.0

                  Works like a charm if you install it right.

                  By 

                  from Houston, TX

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • E-z To Install Maintain

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Needa Parts Transmission Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20:

                      I installed this drain plug on my 07 Cadillac CTS 3.6 LT. Installation is simple. Find the best place on the pan to install it and use a 1/2 inch drill bit to make the hole. When drilling the hole start small and slowly work your way up until the hole is tight enough for you to be able to insert the plug with a little force using a socket wrench. (The 1/2" bit did it for me) One of the plastic washers goes inside the pan the other outside. Tighten the big nut that goes inside the pan very tight to ensure you don't leak. On the other hand tighten the small drain plug bolt just enough to secure it in place without over doing it. Before putting the pan back on the car check it for leaks by filling the pan with water. Note that I did not use any silicone, just a small enough hole to where I was able to screw the drain plug in with minimal force. My only con is that I wish it was a smaller design. Now I flush and fill my trany fluid every time I change the oil since it's so much easier now.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Poor Design!

                      By 

                      from Syracuse NY

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Needa Parts Transmission Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20:

                          The part I bought was under #65241 and looks just like the photo but said Dorman on it. The design simply does not make sense.... it uses two hard plastic washers to seal the plug body to the oil pan....... these MUST be backed up with a high grade sealant (e.g. Permatex #1) but the design also uses an o-ring under the center drain bolt head which simply cannot work... as it simply twists out from under the head, even under minimal torque. The o-ring must be replaced with a copper washer of suitable size.

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                          • Q:

                            What size are the threads of the actual plug, not the threads that fasten to the pan but the plug itself.
                            Asked on 4/25/2013 by rick from ny

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              The Needa Parts Transmission Oil Drain Plug Piggyback 1/2-20 (Part No. 65241) is a universal product. Thread size is: 5/8 inches-18, it comes in piggyback style and single oversize. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 4/25/2013 by Max from AAP
                          • Q:

                            looking for drain plug to install in transmission pan. Will this work? Looks just like the B&M trans plug I bought before.
                            Thanks
                            Asked on 1/24/2011 by Anonymous

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                              A:

                              This part is universal and not a direct fit for your vehicle. This is a one size fits most.

                              Answered on 1/27/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
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