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Oil Plug gasket

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by The Shape, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Oct 18, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    The Shape

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    I saw someone in another thread metion changing this out each time you change the oil. Is that really neccesary? I had an '87 mustang with 145K on the same oil plug washer.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Thye say it should be changed. BUT...Im on change number 5 useing the same plug, with no leaks.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    I guess you have to get them through the dealer?
     
  4. Oct 18, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    i have changed mine out once just was leaking a really small amount took the old one off ran up to autozone with a different vehicle and got a new one
     
  5. Oct 18, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    I replace mine on every oil change. Last time at the dealer I bought 5 filters and 5 washers.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    I have changed my oil every 3000 miles on my truck. I have 99700 miles on it and I have never changed the gasket at all. Never changed it on any vehicle I have ever owned. Its not necessary in my opinion unless you notice it leaking.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    On a sperate note, is there a certain site you guys recommend for ordering toyota oil filters from online?
     
  8. Oct 18, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    I replace it every O.C.
    I figure the Drain Plug torque specification takes into consideration the compressibility of a new sealing ring. Aluminum work hardens so It's my guess you're probably over torquing things a bit by using the same sealing ring over & over. JMO

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  9. Oct 18, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    You can always put a little silicone around the plug just in case.
     
  10. Oct 18, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    The gasket never came off one change & figured out finally it was stuck to the bottom of the pan, actually there were two on there :eek: oopsie.
    Now just one.
     
  11. Oct 18, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    I am not sure I have ever looked up the torque specs on a drain plug:notsure:. I can't imagine breaking out the 'ol torque wrench for a oil change.
     
  12. Oct 19, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    IIRC, The drain plug is torqued to 30 ft-lbs.
     
  13. Oct 19, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    You should ALWAYS torque your drain plug!!! My right arm is perfectly calibrated for such things as this...:D
     
  14. Oct 19, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    I am going to trust that mine is as well LOL:D
     
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    Oh and im on the same gasket since I've had the truck (5 oil changes)
     
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  17. Oct 19, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    im on my i think 10th oil change with the same one and its just now starting to leak a bit ill put a new one on for the next O.C.
     
  18. Oct 19, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.

    I torque everything I can't tell you how many bolts I broke over torquing.
     
  19. Oct 19, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    you would probably need a 1/2" drive breaker bar to accidentally snap the drain plug. That thing is pretty big.

    I just use a small ratchet and snug it up, never had a problem.
     
  20. Oct 20, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    Oh yeah I know I have however striped out a drain plug over torquing.
     
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