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Old 06-20-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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M6 Transmission Drain & Fill Plug Sealant?

For those of you that have changed your manual transmission fluid did any of you use any new sealant on the drain and fill plugs?

I recently received my 2013 Camaro Service manual set and it doesn't say to use any new sealant on the plugs it only lists a torque spec.
But in another section of the manual they do list the GM part number for the drain and fill plug sealant.

So I was just wondering if any of you have bothered to apply any new sealant to your fill and drain plugs when servicing your trans fluid.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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I didn't and no leaks.
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no leaks and no problems .........
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:19 AM   #4
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There may be a crush washer you could replace, but I don't think I would want sealer potentially getting into my transmission.

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Did not apply sealant. No issues.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:26 AM   #6
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There may be a crush washer you could replace, but I don't think I would want sealer potentially getting into my transmission.

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The drain and fill plugs are more of a NPT plug type. There is no bolt head or shoulder to bottom out against. It's just a fully threaded plug with a sealant that looks similar to pipe thread sealant you would use on pipe fittings and such.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:27 AM   #7
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I didn't and no leaks.
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Did not apply sealant. No issues.
Thanks for the info guys.

I recently changed the trans fluid on my 2002 Camaro and the plugs are the same style and I did not use any new sealant there either. I also have not had any leaks yet but I haven't really driven the car very many miles since then so I didn't want to rely on my very limited mileage experience.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #8
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You can buy thread sealant at any parts store. There's zero risk of it getting in the trans unless you use way too much.
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