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Old 07-27-2014, 06:06 AM
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leaky drain plug

Very slow small drip from drain plug on bottom of the oil pan, is there a small gasket of washer that goes there or something?
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:13 AM
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supposed to have a copper washer
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:23 AM
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Ok thanks, crap so I can't really put one on til next oil change I presume lol
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:45 AM
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I just did my oil change and mine was leaking also, I took some permatex and coated the washer and the pan put it back in let it sit for 5 min and get tacky before you add oil and it is not a leaky problem anymore. You can also back the bolt halfway out or so to get enough room to get the permatex brush in there with a good amount , them sinch up and wipe clean. Stuff works great . It's an aviation tack sealant , oreillys caries it that's where I pick mine up. It's my go to when assembling motors and working with thin gaskets or solid mating areas. Give it a try
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leaky drain plug

Here take a look at these, I couldn't get mine to stop leaking. So I got one of these and it has never leaked again. You can get the one with the nipple on it and attach a hose to put old oil in a jug or whatever you want or without a nipple and let drop in a drain pan. I love mine and have it on both of my trucks. http://fumotousa.com/results.php?mak...r+Duty+7.3L+V8


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cool, thanks guys.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:54 AM
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You can do it now , I like the Fumoto drain valve myself. Back to the do it now part , you need a second person and a shop vac. Take off the fill cap , set the vac hose right on top of the fill tube and hold it there and start vaccing. It won't suck it all the way up and it won't let it drain either. Second person can now take the plug out and not a drop will come out as long as the top side person holds the vacuum tight to the filler opening.

I know it sounds like I'm possibly trying to douse you in oil , get a pan under there , remove the plug slowly and watch for yourself. I had doubts myself the first time.

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Old 07-28-2014, 07:19 AM
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Does that fomoto drain valve stay shut? Has it ever popped open when hitting a bump in the road or anything?
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:00 AM
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I've probably got 100k plus used miles on a few different vehicles without any problems. It is spring locked on top of a catch position " an L shape lip " if you will. Only deal is the drain hole is significantly smaller so allow 10 minutes or so to drain. I like to poke a small hole in the filter and let it drain at the same time to alleviate the mess it makes on removal when full.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:20 AM
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I wasn't sure if there was a washer on the plug or not, myself. I thought I saw one on it, but I dropped the plug on the ground, and never did find a washer. I'm not sure yet if mine's leaking. In the event that it is, what do you guys think of backing the nut off just a bit, heavily greasing the threads, and then tightening it back up?
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