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Leaking oil plug

Anyone have any problems with their oil plugs leaking? Just did an oil change and replaced the copper washer and made sure the plug was tight, it helped out, but didn't completely stop the leak. It's an 02 PSD, any suggestions?

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Re: Leaking oil plug

Did you get the little copper/plastic washer to go around it? I replaced the one on the 00 with a basic auto parts store one & didn't have another issue. Only problem is it has a slight pedistal & dipstick tube leak that will drip down & look like a plug leak.


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My 02 leaks too. Started doing it on this last oil change. I havent found a washer yet to replace the one that was on it when I got the truck. I need to remember to ask the parts houses around here if they have one.

Its more like having a constant drop of oil hanging on the drain plug all the time. Doesnt seem to really leak much or anything but Im watching the oil level to be safe till next oil change.

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Did you get the little copper/plastic washer to go around it? I replaced the one on the 00 with a basic auto parts store one & didn't have another issue. Only problem is it has a slight pedistal & dipstick tube leak that will drip down & look like a plug leak.
Yes I replaced the copper washer, the one that was on there looked as if it had been there forever. Everything above the bottom of the oil pan is dry, so I assumed it was the plug that was leaking. I will look further to see if it is the dipstick tube leaking also. Thanks.

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My 02 leaks too. Started doing it on this last oil change. I havent found a washer yet to replace the one that was on it when I got the truck. I need to remember to ask the parts houses around here if they have one.

Its more like having a constant drop of oil hanging on the drain plug all the time. Doesnt seem to really leak much or anything but Im watching the oil level to be safe till next oil change.
I got a replacement washer at Pep Boys. Mine also seems to be a constant drop hanging on to the drain plug. The truck will be sitting for a few days til the weather clears up so I can install my leveling kit, guess I'll see what size oil spot is under the truck then. Thanks.

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Re: Leaking oil plug

grey rtv stuff is bad ass.You don't even have to get it half ass clean and it still stops the leak.Tacky sticky stuff.

20 bucks a tube and it takes less then a dime size.Put a little around the washer before you put the plug back in and tq it down no more leak.


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grey rtv stuff is bad ass.You don't even have to get it half ass clean and it still stops the leak.Tacky sticky stuff.

20 bucks a tube and it takes less then a dime size.Put a little around the washer before you put the plug back in and tq it down no more leak.
I was thinking either that or maybe some sort of teflon tape. Your idea goes along the idea of a different style washer, I was thinking maybe rubber would make a better seal than copper. Thanks for the ideas.

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I got one of those rubber oring washers from the AZ and it fell apart on the 2nd change.The inner sperated from the outer ring.I need to go to ford and just get oem it lasted allot longer


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Re: Leaking oil plug

i use a honda drain plug washer/gasket. go to the honda dealer and ask for a drain plug gasket for 1996 honda civic. you will never use the copper junk again.

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Re: Leaking oil plug

Honda drain plugs are all the same size. they also use an aluminum washer, but i use the same method as kainiers, been doing it for 15 years. we do it on all racing motorcycles too, can't have any leaks on the track!

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