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Best oil drain plug gasket #4481958
08/07/17 04:03 PM
08/07/17 04:03 PM
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Oneida County, NY
rsylvstr Offline OP
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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???


2013 F150 SCrew Lariat 4X4 5.0 3.55
2012 Altima SL that still vibrates.
2018 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP. Polaris fluids and filter.
Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr] #4481972
08/07/17 04:20 PM
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PNW
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Yeah, plastic or nylon gasket on the drain plug is a bad idea. Aluminum or copper is the best way to go. thumbsup

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


'11 Hyundai Sonata GLS
'11 Scion XB
Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr] #4481976
08/07/17 04:22 PM
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Nebraska
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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.


2010 Forester:122K
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2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr] #4481978
08/07/17 04:24 PM
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FL, USA
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Best drain plug with aluminum crush washer grin

Last edited by shurguywutt; 08/07/17 04:24 PM.

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Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr] #4482000
08/07/17 04:51 PM
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Santa Barbara, CA
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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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Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr] #4482006
08/07/17 04:55 PM
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NE Ohio
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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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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol Edge 5W40 & OEM/Mann W811/80 Filter
Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr] #4482021
08/07/17 05:12 PM
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Oneida County, NY
rsylvstr Offline OP
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Thanks all. Might have to carefully wrench some more.


2013 F150 SCrew Lariat 4X4 5.0 3.55
2012 Altima SL that still vibrates.
2018 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP. Polaris fluids and filter.
Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr] #4482024
08/07/17 05:16 PM
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Upstate NY
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They sell some that are steel around the outside and rubber around the inside. OilTite was one brand.


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2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr] #4482068
08/07/17 06:11 PM
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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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1972 Subaru DL retired at 190K
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Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr] #4482073
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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.

Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr] #4482090
08/07/17 06:39 PM
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Marshfield , MA
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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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Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: bdcardinal] #4482102
08/07/17 06:53 PM
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Oneida County, NY
rsylvstr Offline OP
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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.


2013 F150 SCrew Lariat 4X4 5.0 3.55
2012 Altima SL that still vibrates.
2018 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP. Polaris fluids and filter.
Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: rsylvstr] #4482193
08/07/17 08:22 PM
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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.

Last edited by merconvvv; 08/07/17 08:24 PM.

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Re: Best oil drain plug gasket [Re: merconvvv] #4482228
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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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