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Old 02-17-2007, 02:43 PM
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Brass/Copper Oil Pan Plug Gasket

I've rebuilt two engines in my life, and have changed my own oil for 25+ years, and have never seen this... I changed my oil a week ago-(3rd time in 9,500 miles)-and I just noticed that I have a leak coming from the oil pan plug. I got out the wrench just to make sure it was snug; I got a little movement out of it, but very little. Does anyone replace these copper plug gaskets? I have never had to do that on a Ford, at least not in the last 15 years. Always conscious not to over-tighten-and strip the pan, I don't think I've ever had a plug leak in all these years. Anyone else seen this on the 6.0 pan/plug? Since it seems tight, I can only look to that brass or copper washer... I wiped the pan/plug dry at about 1:30 p.m. today, and went back out there a few minutes ago; a drop had already formed on the plug...
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I've rebuilt two engines in my life, and have changed my own oil for 25+ years, and have never seen this... I changed my oil a week ago-(3rd time in 9,500 miles)-and I just noticed that I have a leak coming from the oil pan plug. I got out the wrench just to make sure it was snug; I got a little movement out of it, but very little. Does anyone replace these copper plug gaskets? I have never had to do that on a Ford, at least not in the last 15 years. Always conscious not to over-tighten-and strip the pan, I don't think I've ever had a plug leak in all these years. Anyone else seen this on the 6.0 pan/plug? Since it seems tight, I can only look to that brass or copper washer... I wiped the pan/plug dry at about 1:30 p.m. today, and went back out there a few minutes ago; a drop had already formed on the plug...
i usually replace my ring about every other oil change just to be safe..
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our work tucks did the same thing you can replace it every time but its ridiculous what ford charges for these the best solution is to tighten it but dont over tighten it.we had a 7.3 did the same and people tend to over tourque. i have a 2002 ford and have the original gasket on mine dosent leak a bit. just dont over do it
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Somebody posted a NAPA part number on here a few months ago. As I recall it was about a $1 part and they recommended replacing the washer every other oil change. I just wish I had written that number down!
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I'm having the same problem on a '99. I'll give NAPA a buzz.
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There's a great solution for that problem and makes your oil changes easier and faster. It's called a fumoto valve. At your next oil change just replace your plug with the valve and forget about it until your next oil change. Available at Engine Oil Drain Valve. It's the greatest thing since sliced bread for an oil change.
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There's a great solution for that problem and makes your oil changes easier and faster. It's called a fumoto valve. At your next oil change just replace your plug with the valve and forget about it until your next oil change. Available at Engine Oil Drain Valve. It's the greatest thing since sliced bread for an oil change.
I have something very similar to this...mine workes esentially the same but is is more of a coupler that I can screw another fitting into...the other fitting has a tub about 12 " long so the oil won't blow all over if it's windy. When i screw the tube fitting in, it openes a check and lets the oil start to drain. I have no isea where it came from of what its called cause my dad found them somewhere and he just bought two and gave me one. They were like 30 bucks.
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