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Oil drain plug leak

As it says I've noticed a small amount of oil coming from my drain plug and was wondering what the best way to fix this is? I have not noticed any oil on the ground just around the plug. Thanks in advance!

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Did you just have your oil changed recently?

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Same thing here. Carefully snugged it up a little more, new gasket going on next oil change.

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no i'm due for a new change and was going to do it in the next few days. i didn't notice anything when i changed my fuel filters about a month ago but i didn't really look for it. the only reason i noticed is that i was showing a friend where the bottom fuel filter is. i was reading on another site and they said if you put the copper gasket upside down then it can cause a small leak anyone hear of that?

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Just swap that drain plug for a fumoto drain valve. 25$ but well worth the money. Part # F-111 or F-111n (Has nipple attachment). Wont have to change out the shim anymore and changing your oil is a breeze.

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Or just get a new copper washer for it. Thats what I did on my last oil change, and now no leaks.
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i was thinking about getting the fumoto valve but a place where i hunt i have to go through a creek and i'm worried about scraping the the bottom and opening the valve.

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I had the same concern and being a noob I decided against the Fumoto on my first oil change, even tho I've used them in the past. Then I found out two things: 1) a hose clamp can lock the valve shut, and 2) on the 7.3 the engine must be pulled to replace the oil pan. A stripped plug hole is serious on the 7.3. Next oil change, I'm putting on a Fumoto.

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Thanks for the link i'll probably end up buying the fumoto valve even though i'm still a little nervous about that thing hanging down from the drain pan thanks for all the replies!

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If your scraping the pan your probably damaging other things as well.

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