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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by GSRCRXsi, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator

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    hey guys, it seems that my oil is leaking from my drain bolt on my oil pan. should i just get a new bolt and washer? i dont think its stripped. any ideas?
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    Yah you defenatly need a new oil bolt. I believe the washer comes with it!!
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    sweet ill pic one up next weekend. it doesnt leak bad, but whenever im under it its wet with oil, not draining out though
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    Yah you have a minor leak! It most likely is coming trough the thread of the bolt1
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Have you replaced that crush washer? I find that if I do not replace that washer with every oil change mine leaks a little as well.
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    haha, ive never replaced it. i guess i should do that, where do i get the bolts and washers from? i would prefer not going to the dealer, since my dealers like to rape me on price and the dealers are very far away. advanced auto is just easier.
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    www.hondaautomotiveparts.com
    They can get you all that you need. They claim to be able to get the Toyo-Roki oil filters. (Part number 15400-PR3-014 )
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    have u tried just to tightin the bolt some more
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    no i never thought of that, lol, jk. i tightened it wit a 18" breaker bar (only because i used to get it off, and i didnt feel like getting another wrench) beleive me, if its any tighter i will strip it.
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    yea i prefer to actually go somewhere and pick up the part i need the same day rather then online stuff and shipping and all. and what is a toyo roki filter? never heard of it til recently on here. whats so special about them?
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    Don't tighten it any more unless you want to have to start running an oversized drain plug.
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    Toyo-Roki makes the oil filters that Honda uses in Japan. I don't think you will find the right crush washer anywhere but a Honda dealer. SO you just get to choose local or internet.
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    How many miles on that oilpan? I had to replace my oilpan last year at around 220K miles. But for the last 120K miles I was having to use an oversized drainplug. I was getting my oil changes at my dealership, but the oil changing person (a former lotboy) was overtightening the drainplug... so I stopped getting my oil changes there. :(

    So if your oil leak is not because of a lack of a fresh crush washer, then you probably have to go to an oversized drainplug.
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    hopefully its just the washer. like i said iven never replaced it, lol
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    Those crush washers by themselves cost like 50 cents apiece dude. lol. I even keep a few extra ones in my car... :p
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    You don't need to replace those washers every time you change your oil! :huh: Do you? I have never replaced mine and I have never had an oil leak!
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    you are supposed to, yes.
    i have not replaced mine for 3 oil changes, but i normally change it every time. shit, if you buy your filter from the dealer they usually give you a new washer without even asking, lol
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    :huh: Well I guess you learn something every day! :D

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