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What's the black knob near the oil pan?

If your engine is the 2.7 litre, then that is the oil filter. You can see this in this video detailing how to do an oil change on the 2.7 litre engine. The oil filter may just need tightening a little,...
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Will Leaving the Washer Off My Oil Drain Plug Cause Problems

The washer is there to prevent oil from leaking. So if you mind having some oil leaking, I'd recommend redoing the job.
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oil pan removal

It's likely just sealant keeping it together. Some blocks and pans have tabs on the side to allow for a prybar to be inserted without the potential to compromise the seal when it's put back together. ...
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Why don't oil drain plugs use NPT bolts?

Best guess - NPT threading requires a certain depth to have the sealing effect - so your oil pan would need to be thicker at that spot and probably require more torque. A normal thread won't seal - ...
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How to remove oil-pan when only sealant is used

1. Possibility: Dirko There exists a special product "dirko" from the German company Elring. According to the manufacturer it is able to seal without disassembling. Perhaps not the perfect solution, ...
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Why don't oil drain plugs use NPT bolts?

I'm not sure if there is some kind of purely mechanical reason (such as, it doesn't seal well enough against oil), but my money would be on cost. It costs money to design and test a new bolt, when ...
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Oil Leak from Drain Plug

A new plug and washer, then remove the pan and grind and polish the mating surface flat if a new one is too expensive is a possibility.
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Standardised engine oil temperature range?

Operating temperature of most modern car engines is ~90C (about the same to the thermostat opening temperature) and oil temperature in the sump will be around 10C less than that. More and more modern ...
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Why are oil changes made more difficult by filter location, undertray, etc?

So, I suppose what I'm asking is, why not put a hose or something in the oil reservoir so that you can change the oil without lifting the car or getting on the ground or paying someone else to do it? ...
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What is the correct procedure for removing and replacing the oil pan on a 2006 Corolla?

Here's an article on ToyoNation explaining what you need to do: Link Generally, removing the bolts you don't need a sequence. When torquing them back up, you want to do them up in a diagonal star ...
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VW Bora V6 2005 - Sump Replacement Question

The sumps on most if not all Volkswagen watercooled engines can be changed with the engine still in the car including the Bora V6.
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JB Welding a Stripped Oil Pan

As a viable alternative, wrap the drain plug threads with a few turns of PTFE "plumbers" tape on reassembly.
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JB Welding a Stripped Oil Pan

If you can It would be a more permanent repair if you could remove the sump, drill out the old worn threads and carefully weld a new nut onto the sump, either on the inside or outside.. This would ...
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Oil Leak from Drain Plug

It's possible. I could be wrong, but I've never heard of an oil pan warping on it's own. A more likely cause would be hitting something like a rock and denting it in an unlucky spot. I would check ...
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Can I wash my oil pan with soap and water?

No, it should be ok. Doesn't hurt to give it another rinse though if you're worried. Just make sure the rim of the oil pan is clean and free of debris/ old gasket before installing the new gasket to ...
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Oil Leak from Drain Plug

It sounds fishy that the oil pan would warp. The crush washer is intended to "crush" down and fill in any gaps between your oil plug and the oil pan. I'd try simply replacing the crush washer first to ...
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Honda Oil Pan in winter cold

Read the label for any specific warnings about application temperatures.
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Rusty oil pan, clean or replace

If the rust is only superficial, I'd go for the sloppy solution and use some rust converter. Reason: You can do it on-site with the pan attached. Should that not work for some reason you still can ...
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Rusty oil pan, clean or replace

The pan looks rusty but it's not so critical. If you have a spare time and you like to fix things you can remove the pan and clean it properly. First it's better to clean the rust from the bolts ...
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Oil drain plug leak

Don't over-tighten the plug, you can strip the threads in the sump. That'd increase the drip, make a larger mess, and result in a more complicated repair. If you do drain the oil to remove and inspect ...
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Temporary oil pan leak fix?

If you have the pan off, clean and dry there's a few things you can try, depending on the size and shape of the crack. Keep in mind all of these must be on the outside of your pan, not the inside, the ...
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Honda Oil Pan in winter cold

It ultimately depends on how cold it is. As jwh20 said, the label will likely say. That said, I couldn't find an exact temp marked on the packaging for the HT stuff. However, it's a little anecdotal, ...
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Can I wash my oil pan with soap and water?

Mineral spirits (or jet fuel, kerosene, diesel, gasoline, basically anything that is a strong solvent and has a chemistry comparable to the one of motor oil) would've been a much better choice, but if ...
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Will Leaving the Washer Off My Oil Drain Plug Cause Problems

And why would you need to re-do the job? Remove the drain plug ... put a finger over the drain hole ... in the meantime put the boring on the plug and then replace and tighten. Top off the oil! Boom!...
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jiffy lube oil change problems?

Can you prove that Jiffy Lube damaged your oil pan? Unlikely that you can, but if so, then they should be paying for the repairs. To replace an oil pan in a Honda Accord involves purchasing the new ...
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Standardised engine oil temperature range?

For non-synthetic motor oil, the traditional approach is to try to hold oil temperatures between 110C and 125 degrees (~230-260F). For full synthetic motor oil, maximum can exceed 300 degrees. In ...
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How do you remove the metal plate that locks the oil pan in place on a 99 ranger?

You have one option on the 3.0 Ranger. You need to remove the exhaust y-pipe, separate the transmission from the engine (including removing the driveshaft and crossmember.), remove the flywheel/...
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Replacing oil sump plug washer after every oil change

Flat washers can be replaced with the cheapo plastic 'squish' washers. They are not like metal crush washers but are thicker, soft plastic that 'squishes' into place when plug is tightened. They are ...
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Dealership Installed "Oversized" Oil Drain Plug As Solution

If properly installed, an oversize oil plug is a viable 'repair' and much easier than pulling an engine just to replace an oil pan with a new one. If the plug seals, it will last for many years. ...
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Dealership Installed "Oversized" Oil Drain Plug As Solution

you have to consider that the sump is under slight pressure. Ever heard of oil pressure? Hot liquids expand to, this is why there is a recommendation with each vehicle to only put so much oil in the ...
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