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2008 Taco: is there a metal washer on the oil drain bolt?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 230g Hydra-Shok, May 5, 2010.

  1. May 5, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    230g Hydra-Shok

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    Just changed my oil yesterday for the 2nd time and later on when I was dumping the used oil I found a metal washer in the basin. Now, I loan out my oil change basin to a few friends and they use it for all sorts of oil changes so I'm wondering if maybe it came from something they did.

    There aren't any leaks at all but I just wanted to make sure that it didn't come off my oil drain plug/bolt. Is there a removal washer on it that can fall off that easily??

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. May 5, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    +1 you can get them at the dealer for very cheap.
     
  3. May 5, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    mine didn't have one. But will get one soon
     
  4. May 5, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    how much was yours?
     
  5. May 5, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    I thought mine didn't have one for the first 3 oil changes. Turns out it was painted onto the oil pan.


    Under a dollar I believe.
     
  6. May 5, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    I don't know what filters you use but if you get the stock toyota filter from a dealer the replacement washer usually accompanies the filter within the plastic wrap.
     
  7. May 5, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    Mine seems to be permanently attached to the oil pan. It never comes off.
     
  8. May 5, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    OK, so is it OK that I don't have mine on right now??? :eek:

    Like I said, it's not leaking in the least.
     
  9. May 5, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Just changed oil yesterday. It's OK to go without it for 6 months?

    I appreciate the help here guys.
     
  10. May 5, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    Just check it periodically to make sure it's not slowly dripping.
     
  11. May 5, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    230g Hydra-Shok

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    Are these crush washers very specific to make and model of vehicle? What do I ask for at the auto parts store?
     
  12. May 5, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    Yes they are size specific to the drain plug bolt. That's why it's way easier to just go to the dealer. Pick up 5-10 of them while you are there.
     
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