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need help identifying bolt

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by RBG, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Jul 5, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    RBG

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    hey everyone,
    This is the first time I've ever posted here, but I've browsed this site before for advice and what not.

    This weekend, I noticed a slight oil leak. I don't know much about cars, but I studied mechanical engineering in college and I generally can figure out how things work and what the problem is.

    I climbed under the truck, and right above the leak there was a bolt that had oil seeping around the sides. It is almost directly under the engine and the bolt is perpendicular to the ground. I need help in identifying what this this. Do any of you know ? Do any of you have access to a drawing that identifies the basic components under the truck ?

    I've got a really crappy picture I took with my phone that I can post, but figured I'd see what you guys think first.

    Thanks !
     
  2. Jul 5, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    Sounds like your oil plug...
     
  3. Jul 5, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    lets see the pic first
     
  4. Jul 5, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    No. I know what that is. This is about a foot closer to the front of the car than the oil plug.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    Hmm does it hold any thing on or have other bolts near it? Really need that pic now....
     
  6. Jul 5, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    x2 on needing the pic
     
  7. Jul 5, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    Here's the pic:



    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jul 5, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    Thats definetly your oil drain plug for the engine, not to be confused with the one further back for the trans....
     
  9. Jul 5, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    its real hard to tell from the pic there...if had a pic zoomed out more would help but it belive it is the oil drain bolt
     
  10. Jul 5, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    you prob. just need a new crush washer
    or snug it up a lil
     
  11. Jul 5, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    Celtic

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    Yeah I'd say its the washer...but also make sure its tight too. Doesnt need to be crazy tight, but good and snug.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    Here are a couple pics from Chris's oil change thread, does the bolt look like this one

     
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