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Will it leak?

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    Will it leak?

    My crush washer on the oil pan was trashy so I got a new one. Changed the oil yesterday. Pulled old washer off right away. I then put in the 55 dollars worth of RP got to the bench and saw my new washer sitting there. Really really pissed. It has not leaked at all in 24hrs...but I have not drove it yet. Really don't want to lose all that expensive oil trying to get the bolt out and back in quick. You guys think I am safe?

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    Get it warm. Only way to tell.


    And if it does leak, its God himself helping you by pouring the over priced crap oil on the ground.

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    yea 55 worth of RP!!???? i would drain that crap real quick

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    You could have someone help, and you will lose less than a quart, probably less than a half quart. Take the drain plug back out, then either you or your helper puts their finger on the hole, put the new gasket on and then put it back on quickly, presto problem fixed. I'd rather do this than come out from the store/wherever and find the big puddle under the car.

    OH BTW, don't do the above fix if you have driven the car! Hot oil on finger = no no!

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    pull a vaccum of about 60 PSI threw your oil fill. Take drain plug out. Place bucket under cars drain pan. Drain oil. Replace with new plug. Replace oil with something other than RP.

    Wait, what were we trying to do again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    You could have someone help, and you will lose less than a quart, probably less than a half quart. Take the drain plug back out, then either you or your helper puts their finger on the hole, put the new gasket on and then put it back on quickly, presto problem fixed. I'd rather do this than come out from the store/wherever and find the big puddle under the car.

    OH BTW, don't do the above fix if you have driven the car! Hot oil on finger = no no!
    I agree good way to do it! That seal also keeps crap like water from gettin' in too! If oil can get out stuff can get in. It may not be leaking now but may when you're not expecting it. Nothing like startin' up a motor with no oil in it. I'd fix this right away!
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    My dumbass step father ruined his 94 vette changing the oil. Drained it, put on the new filter, filled it up with oil, and fired it up..Never pulled the dipstick to check the level, just dumped in what it called for!....He looks out across the hood and sees the plug laying on the work bench. But not before reving the engine cause it was making an "odd" noise!LOL He's got money but is about as smart as a bag of hammers!LOL I know what you're thinkin', "Did'nt he see the puddle forming?"... Maybe if the dummy did'nt have a gravel floor!LOL
    Last edited by Smittro; 04-05-2009 at 07:45 PM.

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    omg ur guys can be idots some time just drain it in to a cleen oil pan and then pour it back in problem solved

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbirdbrain89 View Post
    omg ur guys can be idots some time just drain it in to a cleen oil pan and then pour it back in problem solved
    Yeah guess sometimes great minds work together as none! LOL
    Last edited by Smittro; 04-05-2009 at 08:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbirdbrain89 View Post
    omg ur guys can be idots some time just drain it in to a cleen oil pan and then pour it back in problem solved
    Yeah, that's another good idea.

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    easy use a shop vac on the oil fill, and pull the plug. The vac will keep the oil from draining but it does need to be a medium to large one.

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    I've had to drain my mobile one extended performance before cuz a washer caused a leak, just stuck big clear plastic bin under it, waited for it to stop dripping. got new washer and installed and then funneled it back into my car.

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