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comment What material should I look for in an oil drain plug gasket?
OK - and my oil level was still full at the change. I haven't had to top it off during those 3K miles.
Aug
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comment What material should I look for in an oil drain plug gasket?
OK. Why nylon? Like I said in my question, I've seen people worry they melt. Is there a benefit that outweighs this?
Aug
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comment What material should I look for in an oil drain plug gasket?
Not sure, but it's not as light as aluminum, and not copper colored. I think steel. Right now it is in its place, and I would need to turn my car upside down to get it off without spilling the new oil... :) I'm the third owner of this car and it's now at 116K miles.
Aug
23
comment What material should I look for in an oil drain plug gasket?
I'm using a Wix filter, not OEM. And I don't think my washer is a crush washer, or aluminum. It looks like a regular washer, with no ability to deform and no evidence that it has deformed. Is my washer more likely to leak than an aluminum crush washer? I don't mind replacing if that's the best thing to do, but if my choice is between a crush washer that needs regular replacement and a washer that doesn't need replacement, I would go for the one that doesn't need replacement.
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comment What material should I look for in an oil drain plug gasket?
I did this, and like I said, I was satisfied that the seal was sound. I'm just wondering why people change it, and by extension, why I might want to.
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