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#2366933 - 09/04/11 12:15 PM What is this?
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
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Took the car to JL today. Saw this a few hours later around the drain bolt.



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#2366936 - 09/04/11 12:18 PM Re: What is this? [Re: buster]
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its a tamper seal thing. We used them at Sears. When you loosen the plug that breaks and shows the drain plug has been tampered with. Its a cover your butt kinda thing for the shop. Keeps people from draining their oil and coming back with a blown motor and an empty crankcase demanding a new motor.
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#2366937 - 09/04/11 12:19 PM Re: What is this? [Re: buster]
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Ah ok, thanks! Had me worried there.
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#2366942 - 09/04/11 12:24 PM Re: What is this? [Re: buster]
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People always think its a gasket type seal, but its just to show if it has been tampered with. I always used it and a couple people tried to pull the "sears destroyed my engine" bit but as soon as they saw the broken seal they were given the option of leaving or having the police come.
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#2366943 - 09/04/11 12:27 PM Re: What is this? [Re: buster]
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never saw that before.. but it looked like rippy lube put silicone around the gasket to keep it from leaking.
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#2366947 - 09/04/11 12:31 PM Re: What is this? [Re: buster]
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That was my first thought.
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#2366965 - 09/04/11 12:48 PM Re: What is this? [Re: buster]
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Note:

Buster has Jiffy Lube do his service?

Is he asking for the synthetic oil change or the house brand?

Why would Buster have Jiffy lube do his service?
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#2367005 - 09/04/11 01:32 PM Re: What is this? [Re: LargeCarManX2]
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Originally Posted By: LargeCarManX2


Why would Buster have Jiffy lube do his service?


For some people changing their own oil is difficult, or it could be that he just doesn't have the place to do it.
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#2367014 - 09/04/11 01:39 PM Re: What is this? [Re: buster]
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Tamperseal as already answered. It comes in different colors. WM uses blue.
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#2367024 - 09/04/11 01:58 PM Re: What is this? [Re: hate2work]
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Registered: 11/16/04
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Originally Posted By: hate2work
Originally Posted By: LargeCarManX2


Why would Buster have Jiffy lube do his service?


For some people changing their own oil is difficult, or it could be that he just doesn't have the place to do it.


Thank you for pointing out something that is normal for a lot of people.
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#2367032 - 09/04/11 02:14 PM Re: What is this? [Re: buster]
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I've seen that before but I assumed it was some sort of external Loctite to make sure that the plug don't fall out.
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#2367127 - 09/04/11 04:23 PM Re: What is this? [Re: hate2work]
buster Offline


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Originally Posted By: hate2work
Originally Posted By: LargeCarManX2


Why would Buster have Jiffy lube do his service?


For some people changing their own oil is difficult, or it could be that he just doesn't have the place to do it.


Exactly. I was going to do it, but just didn't have the time. Brought them the oil/filter.
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