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Old 04-15-2018, 11:29 PM   #1
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Need to install a new oil drain plug. Looks like itís leaking around the plug thinking crush washer is shot. Any suggestions on brands? I See the three rock auto has anyone better than the others?
Kinda like the easy drain one.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...ain+plug,10231
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:46 PM   #2
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I'd stick with the standard Dorman one - just a wee bit leery of that o-ring holding the oil in on the ez drain.
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fumoto valve. as long as you dont wheel the truck.

are you not replacing the washer at every change? the plug is almost always fin unless you strip it out. and 99% of the time, the pan strips not the plug.
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Fumoto valve if you don't mind taking all day for the oil to drain.
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I just get replacements from the big parts stores. I don’t use a crush gasket, I use one of the metal ringed rubber gaskets. They are sometimes called a viton gasket.
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I just get replacements from the big parts stores. I donít use a crush gasket, I use one of the metal ringed rubber gaskets. They are sometimes called a viton gasket.
So I just ask for a replacement plug and Viton gasket?
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fumoto valve. as long as you dont wheel the truck.

are you not replacing the washer at every change? the plug is almost always fin unless you strip it out. and 99% of the time, the pan strips not the plug.
I made the mistake of having my oil change when they mounted new tires and I donít think they replaced the washer with a new one When I called back and asked if they do replace the washer on oil changes they said ď only if it needs itĒ
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Fumoto valve if you don't mind taking all day for the oil to drain.

have them on 5 cars. never had that happen.
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Need to install a new oil drain plug. Looks like itís leaking around the plug thinking crush washer is shot. Any suggestions on brands?
Use a NEW crush washer; take a magnet to the store, so you can check to see if a copper crush washer is just copper-plated steel, which won't crush/seal well.

If the threads in the pan are bad, there are oversize drain plugs available. But note that the seal is by the crush washer, not the threads.
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use an ALUMINUM crush washer. they're like 9 bucks for 150 of them. thats what i bought.
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