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#4785648 - 06/13/18 09:03 AM Oil change
mx5miata Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
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Loc: NY
So mad at myself that I did not change out crush washer. duh horse

Got an extra 1/3 of a turn on drain plug

Hopefully the slightest trickle stops.
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#4785653 - 06/13/18 09:08 AM Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata]
rollinpete Offline


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If it drips you can always drain it into a clean container and put it back in.
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#4785657 - 06/13/18 09:12 AM Re: Oil change [Re: rollinpete]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 19658
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Just use a shop vac and drain nothing, remove bolt, change washer and put it back in.

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#4785660 - 06/13/18 09:16 AM Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata]
Bottom_Feeder Offline


Registered: 12/07/08
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Loc: Occupied Virginia
I used the same crush washer that came from the factory for 14 years on my Subaru and it never leaked a drop. It's not the end of the world.

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#4785671 - 06/13/18 09:27 AM Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata]
OilUzer Offline


Registered: 07/31/17
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Loc: WA
Just curious, how can you tell you "got an extra 1/3 of a turn"?

I have reused many times when the washer looked perfect (like new) but I typically like to use a new one. You should be fine. Check for leak a few times ...

Edit:
Nevermind, looks like you have a leak?!


Edited by OilUzer (06/13/18 09:36 AM)

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#4785672 - 06/13/18 09:29 AM Re: Oil change [Re: Trav]
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Registered: 05/05/18
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Loc: Tri State Conservative
Did you see his socket wrench?
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#4785684 - 06/13/18 09:41 AM Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
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I change the flat washer after 3-4 uses but, always change a a crush washer every time.
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#4785695 - 06/13/18 09:52 AM Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata]
burla Offline


Registered: 11/07/16
Posts: 257
Loc: sonoma
help prevent the pot holes out there, but also causes problems for drivers in the rain.

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#4785710 - 06/13/18 10:10 AM Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata]
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Registered: 06/05/03
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Another reason I've used a Fumoto valve on my truck. I haven't had to remove/reinstall a drain plug or crush washer on it in 16 years. grin

Seriously though, 80% of my reason for using a Fumoto valve is convenience. 20% is to keep from accidentally cross-threading or stripping the oil pan. I know chances are small if you're careful, but it happens.
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#4785822 - 06/13/18 11:59 AM Re: Oil change [Re: Zee09]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 19658
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: Zee09
Did you see his socket wrench?


Yep an old school bone wrench. I don't like them but some guys use them for oil changes, they work.
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#4785914 - 06/13/18 01:38 PM Re: Oil change [Re: OilUzer]
mx5miata Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 654
Loc: NY
I normally use a 5/16 hex, used an 8mm and was able to get better torque and the bolt tightened up a bit more didn't move much less than a 1/4 turn


Edited by mx5miata (06/13/18 01:39 PM)
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#4786304 - 06/13/18 10:44 PM Re: Oil change [Re: Trav]
OilUzer Offline


Registered: 07/31/17
Posts: 268
Loc: WA
Originally Posted By: Trav
Just use a shop vac and drain nothing, remove bolt, change washer and put it back in.



That's a very neat trick! I would have never thought of that thinking it may suck the oil out and ruin my vac ... lol

Mx5miata,
Did how did u fix the problem?


Edited by OilUzer (06/13/18 10:46 PM)

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#4786321 - 06/13/18 11:26 PM Re: Oil change [Re: Trav]
Pajero Offline


Registered: 05/05/12
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Loc: Rio Rancho, NM
Impressive! That is creativity at it's finest.



Respectfully,

Pajero!
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#4786470 - 06/14/18 08:06 AM Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata]
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Registered: 09/25/04
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Subie had NH plates. Neat trick and the motor on my 20yr old Rigid could use some lube. grin2
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#4787012 - 06/14/18 08:18 PM Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata]
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Shop vac is good stuff
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