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Old 08-15-2007, 06:35 AM
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Oil pan plug thread size

Anyone know what this thread size is off the top of their head? I need to pick up a new plastic wash/gasket and figured I would get one of those magnetic plugs. I just get a drop or two a day straight from the drain plug.

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Old 08-15-2007, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Ed in Maine
Anyone know what this thread size is off the top of their head? I need to pick up a new plastic wash/gasket and figured I would get one of those magnetic plugs. I just get a drop or two a day straight from the drain plug.

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There is already a magnet in the tip of the factory plug. All you need is a sealing washer. Get a supply of brass ones and replace it every time you drop the oil.
Size is 14x20x1.5 mm. I buy them by the hundred lot for use at work.
There is no such thing as a reusable sealing washer unless it's a rubber o-ring inside a machined groove.
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:42 AM
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That's what I was looking for. Mine has a white plastic washer on it right now, obviously not doing the job. Will pick up some brass ones. I think I have seen them at the automotive stores in the little plastic boxes labeled "help" or something like that. I have only changed the oil once so far, did not remember if it had a mag tip or not but I suspect it does if that is OEM stock.
 
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Mine has a copper washer from the factory. Does the brass work just as well? I've been buying my copper ones from a hardware store 10 at a time. Real cheap from them, I think the dealership gets about $4 bucks a washer. I buy 10 for less than that and change it at every oil change.
 
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I just ordered a Fumoto, finally. Soon this will be a thing of the past. Thanks for reminding me to get one with this thread. My fresh oil and filter are standing by.
 
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you can go to advance auto parts, i guess they have them where ever you are, thats where i got mine. was like 2$ and they looked it up on the computer there for me..
 
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Originally Posted by bronco252
Mine has a copper washer from the factory. Does the brass work just as well? I've been buying my copper ones from a hardware store 10 at a time. Real cheap from them, I think the dealership gets about $4 bucks a washer. I buy 10 for less than that and change it at every oil change.
Sorry, I meant copper in the earlier post.
 

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