Oil Leak Problem


Old 03-28-07, 03:34 PM
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Oil Leak Problem

I recently changed oil in my 2002 Hyundai Sonata.
I did not change the washer on the drain plug before reinstalling it.
I snugged the drain plug in the pan pretty good but did not over tighten.
After a few days I noticed a few drips of oil on my garage floor.
I checked the plug and it has oil on it .
I tried to tighten it but it was already pretty snug.
Could this drip be caused by not replacing the washer on the drain plug?
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Old 03-28-07, 04:42 PM
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Most manufacturers recommend replacing the plastic washer every time. I have never had to, but some of us are lucky. You apparently were not. Replace the washer, available at most auto stores.

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