So, Teflon Tape was the right solution for me. So I have been having a problem with the past couple of oil changes were my drain plug seems to seep a little bit of oil, causing it to leak slightly and I will always sealed droplets of oil on the ground when I move my car. A leaking oil drain plug should never be ignored, as it can cause the engine to overheat and subsequently destroy the seal and gaskets. The first reason why your BMW’s engine may be leaking oil is due to the drain plug being worn out or broken. 107 Posts . And too often, the threads wear out and leak oil. The oil leak may be the result of not replacing the oil pan drain plug seal after an oil change. However, if the threads inside the oil pan are stripped, then you’re looking at a costly repair. 17, #2) on the drain plug (Fig. If the threads are completely stripped it can even lead to the drain plug not fitting at all which would leave your engine completely empty of oil and unable to be ran. The Nylon drain washers will squish and form the seal you need easier than copper. Close the lever and refill with engine oil How to Drain Oil: 1. Save Share. Squeeze equal parts of the steel and hardener onto a paper plate and mix thoroughly. 3. Turn back the lever to close. If you do your own oil changes go the Fumoto route, or let the dealer deal with it and make sure they change the washer each time - and ask for the old one back to make sure they replaced it. I've had oil leaking from my oil drain bolt since I bought the truck. Change the gasket or O ring on the plug. If you are pulling down hard and it is leaking then there is a problem with the sealing surfaces. is there anyway to fix it without replacing the pan? I have been told by a repair shop that the leak is because the oil drain plug / crush washer and the oil pan have some kind of warping and the crush washer will not seal like it should anymore. Worse case scenario, if you stripped the threads, you can have a machine shop drill out the hole, weld a bolt there so you have a new heavy duty drain bolt threads. I have a 2008 Audi RS4 with a slow oil leak from the oil drain plug. To check this, check the drain plug to see if fresh oil has settled on the plug. any comments are much aprecated . Many times there are plugs on the side of the crankcase to check the timing, clutch, stator, or other things. I've got a 2008 Big Dog Pitbull, and engine oil appears to be leaking from the oil tank drain plug. Remove drain plug and drain oil 2. A worn or damaged drain plug can cause the oil to leak. Over time, the threads on the plug and the oil pan can also become stripped, requiring costly oil pan replacement. Use a tap and die set to create fresh threads a few inches away from the existing opening, then insert a new plug and gasket. Top of engine oil leaks can also come from the two plugs installed near the rear of the engine — into the head.These two cylinder head plugs face into the engine valley and are oil drain ports. no. The seal (Fig. To make a long story short, it's been sitting in various garages and sheds for a lot of it's life, and I am in the process of getting it running again. If you are traveling and notice the problem, you can use rubber plugs, but they are only a temporary solution. this is the oil drain plug. If the threads are completely damaged, the oil pan may need to be replaced, which is expensive. I use a layer of Teflon in drain plug before tightening it in its place. Hello again y'all. I used to tighten drain plug without using any Teflon or copper washer. 3. Compromised Drain Plug. Clean the drain plug opening thoroughly with brake cleaner or acetone and let the car sit in that position until the oil pan drain opening is perfectly dry. I just got this bike..I notice when I went to change the oil, there was oil leaking around the drain pug. Oversized oil drain plugs made to replace a 1/2" oil drain plug. Bad Valve Cover Gasket: From memory you only lose about a litre from the front the majority drains to the rear, so if it's the front it won't cost much to drain. 2006/5.9L cummins/extended cab/4x4/stock/mbrp exhaust. So yes, it can eventually happen. Well when I removed the drain plug the pans threads were still on the drain plug..I really don't want to buy a new pan($110.00) and it looks as if the exhaust will have to … Of course, this is true if we suppose your drain plug and your oil pan threads don't have any problems. its just a hex head bolt at the back left side of the engine casing. They’re located just below the valve covers. The drain plug is located on the underside of your BMW. Maybe lets out a drop of oil every hour or two. Oil is leaking from the brass oil drain plug (where it screws into the block). Remove the … I've tried using Loctite High Temperature 592 Thread Sealant on the drain plug multiple times and it still leaks oil. Discussion Starter • #1 • 7 mo ago. I have a 2005 Super Mini Z w/ a 25hp Kawasaki. Oil Pan Drain Plug Leak. It's a very slow leak. You need the right size socket or wrench. The drain plug is where the engine oil is removed from the vehicle in order for the oil to be replaced with new oil. They say once the washer "crushes" to seal, it can't be crushed anymore so it will leak. 7.3 Powerstroke Oil Rail Plug O-ring Leak. 17, #1) should be replaced each time the drain plug is removed from the oil pan. Mix the JB Weld. my oil drain plug on my 5.9 is leaking, my brother worked at a dodge dealership and he said its a common issue with the cummins. When I initially looked under the truck it was on a slight incline which made it look like the oil was coming from the drain plug. Which plug is it, front or rear? I've recently discovered an oil leak on my 2000 Silverado 5.3 vortec 4x4. Check to see if oil is dripping from the plug and then check its tightness. Over-tightening the oil pan drain plug can also strip the threads on the drain plug. The old opening will need to be sealed. It's gathering around the drain plug/transmission housing, but I also looked up and there was also some near the block off plate above the filter that is prone to leaking. Take the drain plug/bolt to the parts store and find the closest size Nylon drain plug washer. I just noticed that I have a small amount of oil leaking from my drain plug every night. In reality the issue was the oil filter which was a little lose and leaking. Buy SMART-O F1 Oil Drain Plug M12x1.75mm - Engine oil Pan Protection Plug with high-performance sealing technology, patented anti-leak and anti-vibration … Hand install the valve until tight, and give 1/8 turn with a small crescent wrench on the body. If it leaks here replace bolt and washer. Assuming this is a replacement, oversized drain plug, it probably does not have a magnet attached like the factory … The Teflon serves great to stop leakage. Depending on where exactly the valve cover the oil is leaking from will have an impact on other parts of the vehicle. $0.25 is cheap insurance against dripping oil. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jul 25, 2012. Sometimes motorcyclists can scrape the bottom of their motorcycle on a curb or speed bump which can harm that drain plug. On most imports the manufacturer requires the washer on the drain plug be replaced at each oil change. You get two crush washers one for each sump plug with the oil filter. And I doubt that the pan will take that. 3. Valve Cover Gasket– The valve cover gasket(s) are a very common place for oil to leak from. I doubt that you will beable to keep going up in the size of the oil plug with out drilling and retaping. I have added about 1 qt/1000 miles lately to give you an idea of how much is leaking. 3. A drain plug is used to remove oil from the engine. Remember this is only a plug to stop the oil from leaking out and holds no pressure, so, maybe you are tightening a little too muc and that would lead to hardening the copper faster, maybe . A stripped oil pan drain plug can be especially frustrating because it will leave your oil drain plug loose causing a constant leak. 2. Oil pan drain plug: Over-tightening the oil pan drain plug or oil filter during an oil change can crush the gaskets, creating a gap for oil to leak out. The Oil reservoir drain plug is a bolt, and that uses an aluminum washer. Carry a few spares in the boot just in case someone changes the oil for you and messes up the washer that was in use. The oil drain plug is an obvious culprit to oil leaks. The oil drain plug is located at the bottom of the oil sump and is accessible from the underside of the vehicle. I've had my truck for a year now. Oil Drain Plug– If the oil plug has been stripped out or was left loose, oil could be getting through it and onto the driveway. 119 Posts . If the drain plug is loose or the sealing washer is missing or worn it can cause an oil leak. (DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN!) Oil rail drain plug. I've tried wrapping the threads of the plug w/ plumber's tape and replacing the o-ring, but it didn't solve the problem. Just measure the volume and put that amount fresh back in. If the pan is showing signs of wear, or the leaking oil drain plug cannot be removed, install a new engine oil pan. I was moving my bike around the garage and noticed there were two oil spots. 1. Threaded drain plugs by design are vulnerable to installation error and wear. P. Lift up the lever and turn counter-clockwise. I bought a cheap pack of 10 Mazda crush washers and will now start using them on both his car and my daughter's car each oil change. Use a self-expanding universal rubberized oil drain plug. My son's oil drain plug started leaking at 130,000 miles (I do the oil changes on all the cars in the family). This is my 1979 Harley Davidson Sportster, it's not quite a harley davidson museum piece, but it's bought and paid for. Replacing the drain plug is a simple fix, although you may need all new oil. My local shop, not the ones who did the oil change, replaced the … This threaded plug uses a sealing washer which tightens flush against the oil pan and the plug. Re: Oil Drain Plug Leaking Reply #41 on: November 10, 2015, 09:32:32 pm True, but on the model I have (B5) the lowest part would of it would still be further from the ground than the bottom of the frame, either with or without the centre stand attached. that's the oil screen bolt. From the plug of your BMW the vehicle right solution for me uses a sealing washer tightens. Or copper washer then there is a problem with the oil pan drain plug causing! 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