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Yesterday I went ahead and changed out the oil in the FD. When I was cleaning up the drain and fill plugs, I noticed the drain plug is partially hollow, and had a sticky, black substance filling the hollow portion the the plug.

I was wondering if that was perhaps where Honda places the Moly during assembly? If anyone knows please share. If so, I may put a little of the Honda Moly inside that crevice when I do the oil changes.

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Yesterday I went ahead and changed out the oil in the FD. When I was cleaning up the drain and fill plugs, I noticed the drain plug is partially hollow, and had a sticky, black substance filling the hollow portion the the plug.

I was wondering if that was perhaps where Honda places the Moly during assembly? If anyone knows please share. If so, I may put a little of the Honda Moly inside that crevice when I do the oil changes.

Thanks.
The final drive drain plug has a magnet in it... not molly paste... clean thoroughly.
 

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Hmmmm ok Larry, thanks. The crap that was plugging the bolt was a pasty substance. Seemed to thick and sticky to be just metal shavings. Oh well, thought I'd ask.
 

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Hmmmm ok Larry, thanks. The crap that was plugging the bolt was a pasty substance. Seemed to thick and sticky to be just metal shavings. Oh well, thought I'd ask.
np, just clean it off a bit, find a small nail or pin and check it.... should be in there.... since the final drive drain bolt is the same as the engine drain bolt, I bought one for the engine. Probably a waste.. I have never seen any metal hair, bits or chunks on it at all, ever...
 

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Hmmmm ok Larry, thanks. The crap that was plugging the bolt was a pasty substance. Seemed to thick and sticky to be just metal shavings. Oh well, thought I'd ask.
What you are seeing is the result of normal wear and what you think it is, is correct. It is all normal.
 
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