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Old 05-10-2005, 06:26 PM   #1
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stupid question, I changed my oil today and once I put everything all back together and the oil in I realized that I forgot to put the washer back on the oil plug. Is this going to be a problem or can I just put it back on in another 3,000 miles?

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Old 05-10-2005, 06:28 PM   #2
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you might have a leak.
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Old 05-10-2005, 07:30 PM   #3
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you might have a leak.
just drain the oil into a nice clean container, put on a new crush washer and put the oil back in.

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Old 05-11-2005, 12:08 AM   #4
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and be done w/it....
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Old 05-10-2005, 07:05 PM   #5
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I would say you better drain out the new oil, put back the washer and tighten the drain plug, and pour in new oil (not those "drained" new oil, but new from bottle, unless you are very very sure the container which holding the "drained" new oil is very very clean, but I doubt it because you probably use the same container for old oil before).
Spending <$10 for another 5 qts. of dino oil is way better then running low on oil and put your engine at risk.
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Old 05-10-2005, 07:35 PM   #6
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I would just make sure you have an extra quart in the car and check it every time you fillup the gas tank. And it wouldn't hurt to check the ground under where you park every night for fresh oil.

You'll probably be fine.
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Old 05-11-2005, 12:06 AM   #7
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I would just make sure you have an extra quart in the car and check it every time you fillup the gas tank. And it wouldn't hurt to check the ground under where you park every night for fresh oil.

You'll probably be fine.
I agree... I would just keep an eye on it. You should be able to see if it's dripping or not. If so, then just drain it and put the crush ring on... if it's not, why waste your time. Just make sure to check it every once in a while and you'll be fine. If you're really worried about it then just drain it.
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Old 05-10-2005, 10:59 PM   #8
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What you do is flip your car upside down, remove the drain plug, put crush washer on, reinstall drain plug and flip car right side up. Guarantee no oil will come out the drain plug!!!
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Old 05-11-2005, 12:12 AM   #9
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Or....get a new drain plug and a washer, when the engine is cold yank the old one out, have the new plug ready, and put it in fast. Top off....done.
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Old 05-11-2005, 12:15 AM   #10
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you should be fine, iv done the same thing more than once,

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