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Old 01 Oct 2007, 04:47 pm
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Default Gasket for oil drain plug?

2002 RSX.

Changed the oil recently, using the same mobil 1 5-20 I've always used.
Now I've got a slow leak from the oil drain plug. I thought I checked
that washer style gasket that's on there, but maybe there's a problem I
didn't see. Should I just replace it, or is there something better that
can work there?
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Old 01 Oct 2007, 06:55 pm
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Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in news:2007100116470116807-yoda@Dagobahnet:

> 2002 RSX.
>
> Changed the oil recently, using the same mobil 1 5-20 I've always used.
> Now I've got a slow leak from the oil drain plug. I thought I checked
> that washer style gasket that's on there, but maybe there's a problem I
> didn't see. Should I just replace it, or is there something better that
> can work there?




You need to replace it each time you do an oil change. Yes, there are those
who say you can re-use the old one, but re-use isn't such a good idea when
it leaks, is it? New ones are only 50 cents from the dealer.

You're making 100% certain both bolt and pan surfaces are 100% free of
grit, and that you're tightening to /NO MORE THAN/ 33 ft/lbs?

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Old 01 Oct 2007, 06:59 pm
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Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
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> and that you're tightening to /NO MORE THAN/ 33 ft/lbs?
>



Actually, the K20A3 engine takes 33 ft/lbs, the K20A2 is 29 ft/lbs. So go
conservative. A couple of pounds UNDER is way better than a couple of
pounds OVER.

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Old 01 Oct 2007, 10:04 pm
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Tegger wrote:
> Actually, the K20A3 engine takes 33 ft/lbs, the K20A2 is 29 ft/lbs. So go
> conservative. A couple of pounds UNDER is way better than a couple of
> pounds OVER.
>

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Whaddaya mean ? ? ?

Monkey Lube insists on at least 60+ ft/lbs to guarantee it won't fall
out on bumpy roads.

Where you been? :-)
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Old 01 Oct 2007, 10:04 pm
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On 2007-10-01 18:55:07 -0500, Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> said:

> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in news:2007100116470116807-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>
>> 2002 RSX.
>>
>> Changed the oil recently, using the same mobil 1 5-20 I've always used.
>> Now I've got a slow leak from the oil drain plug. I thought I checked
>> that washer style gasket that's on there, but maybe there's a problem I
>> didn't see. Should I just replace it, or is there something better that
>> can work there?

>
>
>
> You need to replace it each time you do an oil change. Yes, there are those
> who say you can re-use the old one, but re-use isn't such a good idea when
> it leaks, is it? New ones are only 50 cents from the dealer.
>
> You're making 100% certain both bolt and pan surfaces are 100% free of
> grit, and that you're tightening to /NO MORE THAN/ 33 ft/lbs?


Yah about the torque thing. I'll replace the gasket. Thanks!
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:57 am
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motsco_ <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote in
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> Tegger wrote:
>> Actually, the K20A3 engine takes 33 ft/lbs, the K20A2 is 29 ft/lbs.
>> So go conservative. A couple of pounds UNDER is way better than a
>> couple of pounds OVER.
>>

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>
> Whaddaya mean ? ? ?
>
> Monkey Lube insists on at least 60+ ft/lbs to guarantee it won't fall
> out on bumpy roads.
>
> Where you been? :-)




At the Psychic Wednesday seminar.


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