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Old 08-18-2008, 12:32 AM   #1
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Default Oil drip from drain bolt.

Ok this is pretty retarded. I changed my oil a few weeks ago and while rotating my tires I noticed that my oil pan was dirty around the drain bolt. I looked at it and then at my garage floor and its spotted with oil stains. I have a tiny drip coming from my oil drain bolt.

I have checked the bolt and it is snug.

From my own conclusion I am blaming the crush washer.

Anyone agree with that assessment?

Can I just drain the oil, change the washer and put the same oil back into the engine. I changed it 300 miles ago.
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Don't the "How do I change my oil?" questions belong on M.net?
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yeah dont waste your money on new oil. just draint he old oil, buy a new drain plug and washer, wipe the threads clean on the pan and you should be fine.
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i have that same problem. thought it was the crush washer too. Instead, i just use teflon tape everytime i change my oil. no problems.
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that sounds sexual to me. like "oil" dripping from the "drain bolt". Does anyone else get the same picture?
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Mazda wants something like a buck a piece for those damn crush washers. I found something similar in the Help! section of the auto parts store that works just as well, and they were about $1.29 for 4. They look like a large sparkplug washer (same cross section), and have worked just fine. Take the drain plug with you, as they have several sizes.
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OMG?!?! $1/5000km? You have to be shitting me.
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I like my oil leaks. Less oil=less weight=faster
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Can't you just put the pass side on jackstands and pull the drain plug w/o drainage?
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Can't you just put the pass side on jackstands and pull the drain plug w/o drainage?
That's what I plan to do actually.

In fact im willing to spend up to 5 bucks for a new drain bolt/washer from the dealer if it means I can quickly get the old one out and put the new in without having to **** around with my oil drain bucket, and funnels.
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That's what I plan to do actually.

In fact im willing to spend up to 5 bucks for a new drain bolt/washer from the dealer if it means I can quickly get the old one out and put the new in without having to **** around with my oil drain bucket, and funnels.
Should be able to do that without losing more than a few oz between finger plugging after removal and before installation. Do it cold, obviously.
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