Oil leaking from drain bolt... any solution?

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  1. ezarK

    ezarK O.G. Crew: 2001

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    I tried buying a new washer and bolt, torqued it properly and it's still leaking. Any ideas :hs: ?
     
  2. ezarK

    ezarK O.G. Crew: 2001

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    BTW, it's leaking a drop (square inch) per day.
     
  3. Tundra_Jim

    Tundra_Jim New Member

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    clean the area that the washer contacts. sand it with 500 or so grit sand paper to get it to seat well. then put the plug back in...

    also inspect all of the threads and make sure they aren't messed up. check the plug and the oil pan.
     
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    Buy a new plug...they are only a few bucks at Pep Boys. I had the same problem, and buying a new one fixed the problem. The rubber seal was rotted out.
     
  5. ezarK

    ezarK O.G. Crew: 2001

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    Thanks for the tips!
     
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    One thing I've done to fix that problem, is to take the bolt, and clean it well with a solvent (get off all oil), then run a little bead of silicone around the bottom of the bolt head/seal and use that to "build up" a thicker seal. It's worked well so far on the cars I've used it on.
     

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