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I was into some deep water over the weekend and as per owner's manual, I removed the plug ( 8-41). I can't get it back in. It's a rubber plug with a recessed groove. Trying brute force to put it back just closes the groove. I tried some silicone spray but no luck.
 

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Try some motor oil or grease. The silicone sprays don't work well on rubber and it even swells or makes the rubber soft.
 

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Thanks Rollin and Muddin,

I applied some white grease and here's what happened.

I tried and tried to insert this "cone-shaped grommet" without luck, and I walked away (ran out of descriptive words) and had supper.
I went back to it and resumed squeezing, pushing, etc.. and all at once the middle of the (coned-shaped grommet) fell out and the two pieces looked like a plug and a regular doughnut grommet. The doughnut grommet went on and plug went in a minute, and all is right.

Seriously, apparently some mud / grit stuck the plug to the grommet and the whole thing came off, and the grease did it's job!
It's funny,now!
 
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