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#4571811 - 11/12/17 01:21 PM a 3rd millennium problem
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7167
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Dear group. I have all the stuff to do my first oil change on my Camry, except a new drain plug washer. Should I run out to the local AZ and buy some? If this was any one of my previous vehicles I wouldn't even consider a new washer. But they were all from the last millennium. I welcome your discussion grin2
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#4571814 - 11/12/17 01:23 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: andyd]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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#4571821 - 11/12/17 01:25 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: andyd]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4740
Loc: MTL, CANADA
You can get 10 of em from online for cheap. Id get the OEM ones. Replace every oil change.
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#4571822 - 11/12/17 01:29 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: andyd]
HorseThief Offline


Registered: 10/12/17
Posts: 120
Loc: MI
What type is it? The copper mash rings I used to get were one-time use (hollow/folded perimeter), however the aluminum ones that dealers seem to be giving out these days are solid and I use them at least twice before they become uncomfortably deformed. Been doing this for the last 4 oil changes with no issue so far - that doesn't make it right though.

EDIT - just read it's the first OC, so without knowing what type they used, I would have a spare handy.


Edited by HorseThief (11/12/17 01:30 PM)
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#4571847 - 11/12/17 01:57 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: andyd]
unclescotty Offline


Registered: 12/04/13
Posts: 6
Loc: Texas
The one on my drain plug is.....5 or 6 years old....never leaks a drop.

just sayin.

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#4571857 - 11/12/17 02:04 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: unclescotty]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21209
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: unclescotty
The one on my drain plug is.....5 or 6 years old....never leaks a drop.

just sayin.


200k miles and no leaks...

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#4571867 - 11/12/17 02:11 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: andyd]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5794
Loc: Michigan
If not leaking previously no worries.
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#4571892 - 11/12/17 02:30 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: andyd]
Yah-Tah-Hey Offline


Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3413
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
Those aluminum drain plug gaskets can be reused but will eventually work harden and will finally leak. I purchased a box of 12mm gaskets and replace them every oil change.

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#4571918 - 11/12/17 02:57 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: andyd]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3052
Loc: NJ
I buy them for $1 each off Amazon. Either order some or reuse the one you have. Just don't over tighten the plug and break the washer.
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#4571933 - 11/12/17 03:15 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: Mr Nice]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2774
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Originally Posted By: unclescotty
The one on my drain plug is.....5 or 6 years old....never leaks a drop.

just sayin.


200k miles and no leaks...


The one on my Corolla started just weeping at 100K. Replaced it good for another 100K would be my guess.
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#4571990 - 11/12/17 04:11 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: Rolla07]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32671
Loc: ME
Originally Posted By: Rolla07
You can get 10 of em from online for cheap. Id get the OEM ones. Replace every oil change.


I got about 50 fiber washers on ebay for a few bucks. Love 'em. Wouldn't pay a buck each though. wink

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#4572090 - 11/12/17 06:04 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: andyd]
Rick in PA Offline


Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 3203
Loc: Southeastern, PA
I get three changes on our Kia Sorento with a solid aluminum washer before I change it. Never had a leak.
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#4572159 - 11/12/17 07:05 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: andyd]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
It depends on whether your drain plug gasket is reusable or not. Weird thread title. crazy

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#4572202 - 11/12/17 07:35 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: Merkava_4]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5263
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
A pal gave me cloth backed, sintered brass and man-made diamond abrasive belting. It was used by machinists who trued HUGE shafts in a factory.

I use the stuff to flatten aluminum or copper drain plug gasket washers.

Never had a leak.

I LOVE the way aluminum feels as it yields. Just did one today.

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#4572225 - 11/12/17 07:58 PM Re: a 3rd millennium problem [Re: andyd]
Aichiguy Offline


Registered: 08/10/17
Posts: 78
Loc: Iowa
I've been driving Toyotas for 15 years and have never replaced a drain plug gasket. Maybe because I've never overtightened the drain plug? What would cause one to fail?
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