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#4481958 - 08/07/17 04:03 PM Best oil drain plug gasket
rsylvstr Offline


Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 2499
Loc: Oneida County, NY
2001 F150 5.4L
Bought a bag of 25 aluminum washers from Amazon or eBay.
Supposedly for oil drain plugs. I don't use the OEM drain plug anymore as I changed to a magnetic one.

Instead of torquing the daylights out of this already snug plug, I'm thinking of dumping this 1500 mile OCI (Penzoil copper bottle) and change the drain plug basket since it is dripping on my driveway.

I think the OEM was plastic???
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#4481972 - 08/07/17 04:20 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
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Loc: PNW
Yeah, plastic or nylon gasket on the drain plug is a bad idea. Aluminum or copper is the best way to go. thumbsup

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#4481974 - 08/07/17 04:21 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr]
JustinH Offline


Registered: 04/17/04
Posts: 5174
Loc: Texas
Have never had one leak but the plastic ones I have used on our scion come out looking warped and funky.

I started using the metal ones with the rubber coating and they have been fine.
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#4481976 - 08/07/17 04:22 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr]
BJD78 Offline


Registered: 08/05/17
Posts: 493
Loc: Nebraska
I have had the best luck with Dorman metal rubber oil washers unlike many other types these never leak or drip and you can use them over and over several times if you want. I use them for about 3 consecutive oil changes.
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#4481978 - 08/07/17 04:24 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr]
shurguywutt Offline


Registered: 06/06/17
Posts: 109
Loc: FL, USA


Best drain plug with aluminum crush washer grin


Edited by shurguywutt (08/07/17 04:24 PM)
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#4482000 - 08/07/17 04:51 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr]
bdcardinal Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 10979
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
Originally Posted By: rsylvstr
2001 F150 5.4L
Bought a bag of 25 aluminum washers from Amazon or eBay.
Supposedly for oil drain plugs. I don't use the OEM drain plug anymore as I changed to a magnetic one.

Instead of torquing the daylights out of this already snug plug, I'm thinking of dumping this 1500 mile OCI (Penzoil copper bottle) and change the drain plug basket since it is dripping on my driveway.

I think the OEM was plastic???


OEM should have had a rubber seal. F75Z-6730-BA is the p/n for the drain plug.
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#4482006 - 08/07/17 04:55 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr]
knerml Offline


Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 479
Loc: NE Ohio
The aluminum crush washers should work fine.

I like to put a little light grease or oil on them, to help them seal.
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#4482021 - 08/07/17 05:12 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr]
rsylvstr Offline


Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 2499
Loc: Oneida County, NY
Thanks all. Might have to carefully wrench some more.
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#4482024 - 08/07/17 05:16 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20447
Loc: Upstate NY
They sell some that are steel around the outside and rubber around the inside. OilTite was one brand.
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#4482068 - 08/07/17 06:11 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr]
CR94 Offline


Registered: 03/20/16
Posts: 1120
Loc: Western S.C. since 1996
I've had cars with steel, aluminum, and plastic-coated aluminum washers. None of them leaked or otherwise needed replacement, so far. After a numerous oil changes, the plain aluminum one became noticeably thinner and retained itself in place on the plug---which was no problem.

They'll last longer and leak less if you don't flip them over, in other words always keep the same side against the pan.
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#4482073 - 08/07/17 06:16 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr]
DBMaster Offline


Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 5322
Loc: DFW
I honestly have had the best success with nylon washers. I'm talking over 35 years of success. I use the same one over and over until I see cracks. They've lasted me at least ten years apiece.

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#4482090 - 08/07/17 06:39 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7136
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Heh heh I bought a couple spare copper washers for the BMWs 15yrs ago. I stapled them in their baggy to my parts wall. They are still there. All you have to do with a copper washer, is to anneal it when it gets work hardened
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#4482102 - 08/07/17 06:53 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: bdcardinal]
rsylvstr Offline


Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 2499
Loc: Oneida County, NY
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
Originally Posted By: rsylvstr
2001 F150 5.4L
Bought a bag of 25 aluminum washers from Amazon or eBay.
Supposedly for oil drain plugs. I don't use the OEM drain plug anymore as I changed to a magnetic one.

Instead of torquing the daylights out of this already snug plug, I'm thinking of dumping this 1500 mile OCI (Penzoil copper bottle) and change the drain plug basket since it is dripping on my driveway.

I think the OEM was plastic???


OEM should have had a rubber seal. F75Z-6730-BA is the p/n for the drain plug.


I just found it. it has the rubber drain plug. should it also have a plastic or Al gasket? I swear it did.
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#4482193 - 08/07/17 08:22 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr]
merconvvv Offline


Registered: 07/10/16
Posts: 682
Loc: il usa
The atf drain was dripping real real slow so i unscrewed it a tad and wrapped teflon tape near the head and tightened it a bit. Slow drip gone. Did not have to drain or replace any fluids.


Edited by merconvvv (08/07/17 08:24 PM)
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#4482228 - 08/07/17 09:00 PM Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: merconvvv]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: merconvvv
The atf drain was dripping real real slow so i unscrewed it a tad and wrapped teflon tape near the head and tightened it a bit. Slow drip gone. Did not have to drain or replace any fluids.


+1 Good fix!
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