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Do you need a gasket for oil drain plug?

Do you need a gasket for oil drain plug?

You didn’t replace the drain plug gasket. The type of gasket used on your vehicle oil pan drain plug may be a single use only, or reusable type. If your gasket is a thicker plastic, it may be reusable and you don’t have to replace it every time you change the oil.

Can I use a rubber washer on oil drain plug?

Just use flat aluminum washers. They work fine.

What size is the oil drain plug bolt?

Dorman 090-033CD Oil Drain Plug Standard M14-1.50, Head Size 17mm for Select Models.

How much does it cost to fix a gasket oil leak?

Fixing a damaged gasket costs $85 to $200, an oil pan in need of repair costs around $100 to $500.

How often should you replace your oil drain plug?

Your drain plug should last the life of your engine if it is properly Torqued every time during oil change. I haven’t stripped a single drain plug in 20 years.

How much does it cost to tighten an oil drain plug?

The general range is between $100 and $350, but there are some vehicles that cost more. You can get an oil pan gasket replacement for between $40 and $150. The part is not the most expensive part of the repair, but the labor can be very intensive.

Why is my oil drain plug leaking?

There can be several reasons why your drain plug is leaking. If the washer is missing or deformed or if the gasket has dried out or torn, then these may be responsible for the leak. It’s also possible that the plug was installed too tightly, causing the threads to be damaged and oil to leak out past them.

What is the most common oil drain plug size?

There are four common socket sizes: 1/4 inch (0.6 centimeters), 3/8 inch (0.9 centimeters), 1/2 inch (1.3 centimeters) and 3/4 inch (1.9 centimeters).

What to do with a stripped m12-1.50 drain plug?

I used this to repair a stripped M12-1.50 drain plug on a 1979 Honda CX500. Just screw it in one or two turns and back it out to clean off the shavings. Repeat this until the plug makes a good seal. Then pour some oil through to make sure no shavings went inside the engine case.

What to do with oversize oil drain plugs?

Applied the oversized bolt to the stripped housing with oil and turned gently, backing out frequently and cleaning any metal shavings. Eventually, it made an excellent, tight seal with the washer and feels good as new! Awesome! Only thing is, there are 5 of these in the box, so a bit pricey.

What kind of drain plug for aluminum pans?

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What kind of oil drain plug does a Honda FourTrax use?

1998 Honda Fourtrax that I use primarily for snow plowing. Oldie but goodie, it’s never let me down. It’s more valuable to me than whatever the Blue Book value would be, when the oil drain plug threads stripped I had visions of spending big money to replace “my little mule”. This over-sized plug was just the ticket.