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#4719480 - 04/07/18 01:23 PM 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked?
Brybo86 Offline


Registered: 10/08/11
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Loc: Chicago, IL
Just noticed 4 small spots on garage floor under the car.
Upon closer inspection...




As you can see there is a hairline crack on both plug and washer.

I have had that drain plug for many years.

I just took the car in on Wednesday last week for the airbag recall. No reason they would have touched the drain plug...right?

I last touched the plug in November when I changed the oil.

You think you plug and washer somehow cracked on their own in the last few days?
or
Or did the dealer try to Jack-Me-Hoff??


Edited by Brybo86 (04/07/18 01:31 PM)
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#4719485 - 04/07/18 01:28 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: Brybo86]
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Yep,I'd replace it right now.
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#4719492 - 04/07/18 01:33 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: Brybo86]
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The way the corner of the bolt looks, it makes me think you may have hit something in the road, or hit the pavement somehow. Its odd that the crack in the washer and the bolt are both on the same plane.


Edited by spasm3 (04/07/18 01:39 PM)
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#4719525 - 04/07/18 01:58 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: Brybo86]
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Purchase an OEM drain plug and a box of aluminum drain plug gaskets and your problem will be over. Chuck that BLOX plug in the you know what can. Torque to OEM specs and you won't have a problem for as long as you own the vehicle. If you purchased that drain plug, you were had.

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#4719541 - 04/07/18 02:10 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: Brybo86]
Brybo86 Offline


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I have the original plug that I can put on.
I only got the blox because of the magnet.
The blox has worked fine for 5 years.


Edited by Brybo86 (04/07/18 02:12 PM)
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#4719558 - 04/07/18 02:23 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: Brybo86]
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Do you change the aluminum crush washer with every oil change? They are one time use gaskets.
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#4719565 - 04/07/18 02:26 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: Brybo86]
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If you like the magnet get yourself a gold plug.
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#4719590 - 04/07/18 03:00 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: Brybo86]
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Plug actually had 2 cracks at 10 and 2

Second pic you can see the widest part of plug had begun to mushroom. See how the bottom of the widest part is actually wider than the top?


OEM plug back on with another new washer, yah tah hey can sleep well tonight.


Edited by Brybo86 (04/07/18 03:01 PM)
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#4719671 - 04/07/18 04:26 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: Brybo86]
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The only thing I can say is you or they hit something harder then you plug. There is alot of debris on the roads from winter yet at least in my parts and pot holes also. Time for a Fumoto Valve for your Honda. I have them on all my vehicles in signature and luv how much simpler and cleaner oil changes go.


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#4719732 - 04/07/18 05:25 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: BAJA_05]
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I'm in an analogous boat. I will be installing a Fomoto (went to regional HQ to buy it) on an Accord which has stripped oil pan threads.
I'm hoping I can use sealer (Permatex grey) to secure the whole darn thing.

Anybody know any harder (more epoxy-like) sealers?

Sorry for the "semi hijack".

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#4719760 - 04/07/18 05:46 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: Yah-Tah-Hey]
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Originally Posted By: Yah-Tah-Hey
Purchase an OEM drain plug and a box of aluminum drain plug gaskets and your problem will be over. Chuck that BLOX plug in the you know what can. Torque to OEM specs and you won't have a problem for as long as you own the vehicle. If you purchased that drain plug, you were had.


This.
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#4719830 - 04/07/18 07:01 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: Kira]
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Originally Posted By: Kira
I'm in an analogous boat. I will be installing a Fomoto (went to regional HQ to buy it) on an Accord which has stripped oil pan threads.
I'm hoping I can use sealer (Permatex grey) to secure the whole darn thing.

Anybody know any harder (more epoxy-like) sealers?

Sorry for the "semi hijack".


Did you try an oversize drain plug? can always change the oil with an oil extractor.
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#4719964 - 04/07/18 08:58 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: Brybo86]
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Looks like cheap material that got fatigued with use and heat cycles. Doesn't look like it was hit at all.
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#4720127 - 04/08/18 03:13 AM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: KrisZ]
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Originally Posted By: KrisZ
Looks like cheap material that got fatigued with use and heat cycles. Doesn't look like it was hit at all.

Agreed. Looks like fatigue to me.
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#4720562 - 04/08/18 01:29 PM Re: 2008 accord oil pan drain bolt and washer cracked? [Re: Brybo86]
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Is that bolt aluminum? +1 on fatigue.
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