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No plug on oil filter holder

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by ajviper7, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Feb 21, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    ajviper7

    ajviper7 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The last time that I had my oil changed, I took my truck to the dealer to have it done. Well, today I needed to change my oil again but this time I had some spare time and decided to do change it myself. When I was about to replace the oil filter I noticed that the little rubber cap was missing on the bottom of the filter holder. I make sure that I put it back on every time I change the oil, so I believe my dealership forgot to replace it. My question is how important is that little cap. Should I go ahead and replace the filter and change the oil or should I go get another cap first.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    Brunes

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    It's just to hold in the drips...I've been driving around without one for like 10K miles now.

    If you are really motivated- You can run some tubing to catch the oil and drain it down to the frame inside the tire for easy clean up.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    i have never had that alittle cap on there. its nothing. just put a plastic bottle under it when you change your oil to catch the little bit that comes out when u take the filter off.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    ajviper7

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    Thanks guys. I didnt think it was much, but i wanted to be sure.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    yeah your fine,its just the drain plug for the oil filter catch basin. but if you do want something on it just pick up a rubber cap and some tubing next time your at the hardware store
     
  6. Feb 21, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    If you ever swing by the dealership just let them know what happened and hopefully they will just give you another one.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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    My local garage did not attach mine last month! They also left the cut bottle below it catching the oil.:eek: Went to local Advanced Auto Parts Store. Pick up 5/16 rubber vacuum cap part #47394 $2.89. Great fix.:cool:
     
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    I do all my oil changes ...and just last week, my rubber plug was gone. :D I'm usually very religious about getting things back together. Either I forgot to put it back on or it fell off (stretched from all these years)??

    I was gonna create a new forum post called "I lost my Nipple Cover" but I decided against it as it would probably get ugly really quick. :D :eek:
     
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