Oil Pan Plug?

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Old 02-28-07, 03:53 PM
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Oil Pan Plug?

Hi, I have a 91 plymouth acclaim. I believe my mechanic tightened the oil plug to tight (cannot proof it naturally) and has a small leak thru it. What can I do to seal it better, it very small, is there a washer or something I can attach before screwing the plug back on? Thanks
 
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If you take the plug out now you will lose most of your oil. It might be better to wait until the next oil change. You might work the plug back and forth and get a better seal but you might make the leak worse!!

Most auto parts stores will have a washer to replace the one on your drain plug.
 
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Old 02-28-07, 05:18 PM
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Hi, I have a 91 plymouth acclaim. I believe my mechanic tightened the oil plug to tight (cannot proof it naturally) and has a small leak thru it. What can I do to seal it better, it very small, is there a washer or something I can attach before screwing the plug back on? Thanks
Replace the drain plug and washer this will solve the leak.
Over tightening a drain plug streches the threads letting oil pass.
For a cheap fix;1. Drain oil into clean container
2. Clean plug and apply gasket sealer to the threads and instal
3. Add recoverd oil
 
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Quote>> Replace the drain plug and washer this will solve the leak.
Over tightening a drain plug streches the threads letting oil pass.
For a cheap fix;1. Drain oil into clean container
2. Clean plug and apply gasket sealer to the threads and instal
3. Add recoverd oil

I will try this, will I have to apply gasket sealer each time I oil change from then on? Thanks
 
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That's one of those, if you do it once might as well always do it kind of things. A/C Guys procedure is designed to stop the leak, period. The sealant on the threads is extra insurance in case the washer/gasket isn't capable of a 100% fix. The gamble is that if you don't use the sealant and it it still leaks you would have to do the whole procedure again.
 
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Old 03-01-07, 04:58 AM
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I don't know for your car, but there are some that are supposed to have a washer
It can be either permanent (metal) or disposable (gasket type)

I wouldn't introduce gasket sealer into the oil pan and lubrication system
 
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