Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday April 16, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Service & Maintenance

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-08-2008, 06:24 AM   #1
runner19
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 39562
Join Date: Jul 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Vehicle:
My02 WRX Sedan 5MT
WR blue

Default Oil plug problem

I removed the wrx oil plug during a routine oil change. I replaced the crush washer and waited 10mins for the oil to drain out.

The plug screwed in 3/4 of the way fine by hand and looked straight on, but it would not tighten and further. Threads were clean and lubed.

Is this normal? Do you have to use a wrench therafter(for the last 1/3)?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
runner19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 08:35 AM   #2
surowrxa
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 102895
Join Date: Dec 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Pittsburgh
Vehicle:
'12 Forester
'08 Legacy

Default

It sounds like you may have cross-threaded the plug/pan. Tightening it in the rest of the way could mean a new oil pan, because you can't get the thing out again or the threads are mangled.

Happened to a friend of mine with his Camry, who sometimes took it to oil change places. Sometimes overtorqued oil plugs can ruin threads.

If you didn't put oil in, take the plug out and inspect the threads (on the pan too). On all Subarus I've ever changed I could hand tighten easily until it hit the crush washer.
surowrxa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 08:44 AM   #3
magnum2066
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 158586
Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: North Dakota, USA
Vehicle:
2009 WRX
Pearl White

Default

It should be loose all the way to the crush washer and then there should be resistance, not before.
magnum2066 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 08:52 AM   #4
runner19
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 39562
Join Date: Jul 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Vehicle:
My02 WRX Sedan 5MT
WR blue

Default

Yeah thought so. Bugger. Thanks guys.
runner19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 08:29 AM   #5
runner19
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 39562
Join Date: Jul 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Vehicle:
My02 WRX Sedan 5MT
WR blue

Default

Okay there is currently no leaks.

What should I do at the next oil change. Do I need to plan for a new sump?
runner19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 05:27 PM   #6
runner19
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 39562
Join Date: Jul 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Vehicle:
My02 WRX Sedan 5MT
WR blue

Default

bump

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..
runner19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 05:45 PM   #7
magnum2066
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 158586
Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: North Dakota, USA
Vehicle:
2009 WRX
Pearl White

Default

I would have a reputable service shop (preferably dealer) check the threads on the next oil change, and order parts if need be.

Something so cheap and simple to fix isn't worth the expensive, new engine route.
magnum2066 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 06:22 PM   #8
Tahoe SC
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 131996
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Lago forestal
Vehicle:
2006 CGM WRX Wagon
Yimi Tuned 296AWP/322TQ

Default

....fumoto valve would save one from something like this, assuming you don't cross thread the valve!
Tahoe SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice needed-Oil Can Henry's oil change problem Mike7 Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain 51 03-17-2009 01:40 AM
Turbo Oil Inlet line > block, oil leak problems? RSblood Service & Maintenance 5 11-04-2008 01:12 PM
FS: oil plug for oil temp or pressure gauge from subaru jimtweet Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 2 03-14-2005 09:01 AM
Oil line problem fix....now a BIG BIG problem the spacecowboy Normally Aspirated with bolt-on Forced Induction Powertrain 11 11-26-2002 02:17 AM
Oil plug crush washers? yakker Technical Forum Archive 18 06-09-2000 06:39 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.