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Dumb oil change question....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by All Beef Taco, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Apr 7, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    All Beef Taco

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    So I changed my own oil for the first time today and everything went okay, or so I thought. Looking back on it, I realized that I didn't remove the old drain plug gasket. I did put a new one on the bolt and must have left the old one in place stuck to the bottom of the engine. Nothing is leaking... will it be okay to just leave the two gaskets in place until my next oil change?
     
  2. Apr 7, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    Wrencher86

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    Yes. As long as it's tight.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    If you're torqued right you should be ok.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    Przemekmsu

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    You should be fine, just check for any leaks once in a while just to be sure.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    JESSMAN

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    ARB BUMPER WARN M 8000 LIGHT FORCE LIGHTS Bill 5100 DOWNY FRONT LIFT RANCHO OLD MAN E REAR and JERRY CAN IN THE BED
    :cool:it ok!! just check it in a few day!! But it should be fine!!! I change my gasket about once a year. Did you change your air filter?
     
  6. Apr 7, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    nuckinfuts

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    You're probably alright, just make sure you don't do the same on the oil filter-that usually makes a wild mess.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    Blumpkinson

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    Did that one before on my honda :facepalm: my driveway still bares the mark of my mistake
     
  8. Apr 7, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    Cool, thanks for all the input, fellas!
     
  9. Apr 7, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    StandingCow

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    I have used the same gasket 3 times now, no leaks... yet... :)
     
  10. Apr 7, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    My gasket always sticks to the oilpan.
     
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