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Oil change #4785648
06/13/18 09:03 AM
06/13/18 09:03 AM
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mx5miata Offline OP
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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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Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata] #4785653
06/13/18 09:08 AM
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Western Ma.
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If it drips you can always drain it into a clean container and put it back in.


Pete.

97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive187k miles
03 Saturn Ion 2.2 L4 5spddrive238k miles
PP, PPHM 50/50 5w30

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Re: Oil change [Re: rollinpete] #4785657
06/13/18 09:12 AM
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Just use a shop vac and drain nothing, remove bolt, change washer and put it back in.



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

Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata] #4785671
06/13/18 09:27 AM
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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?!

Last edited by OilUzer; 06/13/18 09:36 AM.
Re: Oil change [Re: Trav] #4785672
06/13/18 09:29 AM
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Did you see his socket wrench?


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Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata] #4785684
06/13/18 09:41 AM
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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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Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata] #4785695
06/13/18 09:52 AM
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help prevent the pot holes out there, but also causes problems for drivers in the rain.

Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata] #4785710
06/13/18 10:10 AM
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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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Re: Oil change [Re: Zee09] #4785822
06/13/18 11:59 AM
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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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Re: Oil change [Re: OilUzer] #4785914
06/13/18 01:38 PM
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NY
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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

Last edited by mx5miata; 06/13/18 01:39 PM.

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Re: Oil change [Re: Trav] #4786304
06/13/18 10:44 PM
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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?

Last edited by OilUzer; 06/13/18 10:46 PM.
Re: Oil change [Re: Trav] #4786321
06/13/18 11:26 PM
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Impressive! That is creativity at it's finest.



Respectfully,

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Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata] #4786470
06/14/18 08:06 AM
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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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Re: Oil change [Re: mx5miata] #4787012
06/14/18 08:18 PM
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Crawfordville FL
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Shop vac is good stuff


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