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Old 10-06-2002, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default How to fix leaky oil drain plug???

My stupid oil drain plug is leaking a little bit. Is there anyway to remedy this easily? Should I go get a new drain plug bolt and washer? Is there some kind of sealant that I can put on the threads or something to help seal the thing? Thanks...

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Old 10-06-2002, 10:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: How to fix leaky oil drain plug??? (justinCO)

yea replace the washer
if you are too lazy to do that everytime you change your oil
just get some liquid gasket.
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Default Re: How to fix leaky oil drain plug??? (KAMiN)

I guess I was too lazy to get a new washer this time. I just bought this '86 civic beater and just changed the oil real quick, hehe. I'll go get a new washer, and some liquid gasket just in case...oh and more oil Click the image to open in full size.

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Default Re: How to fix leaky oil drain plug??? (justinCO)

damn some of you like buying expensive stuff for your HONDAZZZ....

goto kragen and buy a 3-pack of drain plug washers for like $0.40 cents. you can buy some carbon stuff, rubbery stuff, or copper.
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Honda filters come with o-rings everytime.
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helpful hint.... if you want to change your plug, but don't want to drain your oil. Take a shop vac and put the end so it just fits inside your oil fill cap. Turn her on and remove your drain plug. What's that??!?!! no oil comes out! what a good time for everyone, esp. if you are installing Spoon plugs. HTH!
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I stripped mine, so ended up buying an oversize, self-tapping plug from Advanced Auto Parts. Every oil change, I wrapt the plug in a couple layers of teflon tape, and use a nylong gasket. Works perfect for me! Click the image to open in full size.
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Has anyone ever try the Frame (sp?) quick oil change kit? The kit has some sort of valve that replaces your oil plug. Wal Mart sells this kit for about $20.
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i guess i wouldnt want to trust some valve that could leak without me knowing until its too late. its not that hard to turn a wrench. just my thoughts. this reminds me of the quick-brake-bleeder thing.
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