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...
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
Re: How to fix leaky oil drain plug??? (CXHatchback)
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!
Re: How to fix leaky oil drain plug??? (advanracing62)
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!
Re: How to fix leaky oil drain plug??? (CivicNewbie)
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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