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Crush Gaskets On Drain Plugs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blm, Dec 30, 2022.

  1. Dec 30, 2022 at 6:53 AM
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    blm

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    Getting ready to change the fluids in my 2013, 4cyl, manual 5 speed. Planning on trans fluid,transfer case and differential. Was wondering if just the drain plugs on these have the crush gaskets or do the fill plugs have them as well? Anybody have a source for these gaskets?
     
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    I keep this taped to my tool box.

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    I just use Teflon tape, have for years without an issue.
     
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    I never use Teflon (PTFE) tape where it could get inside the engine. If I have to seal threads on a drain plug (which, for example, my 1962 Triumph TR3 likes) I use PTFE joint compound. Less chance of a solid piece getting into the internals.

    Small risk, yes, but for about the same effort I play it safe.

    But on my Toyotas and Lexus, I use OEM washers.
     
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    I've used copper crush washers on all my vehicles for years and years. Plugs on oil pans, transmission, diffs, etc.—works like a charm.

    I buy a similar assortment pack for all the vehicles I work on + a 12MM set because apparently I have a lot of M12 plugs I need to drain. :rofl:
     
  9. Dec 30, 2022 at 10:32 AM
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    Agreed on the PTFE tape. PTFE is compatible with the fluids for sure, but the threads on the plugs aren't meant to be sealing and using a washer is far more fool proof.
     
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    Those copper type work fine the first time. But I never had much luck reusing them. The old crush style I’ve reused multiple times.

    Maybe it was just my experience?
    But they work fine if you use a new one each time.
     

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