So I went to NAPA and they didn't have a da*n thing. Of course. I knew I was wasting my time going there. So I went to O'reilly and they had some gaskets but they were nylon, fabric, or copper. So I started looking around in the isle that had the PCV grommets...and I actually found a grommet that's thick rubber and slid snug over my 3/4" drain plug with a few threads exposed. I couldn't believe it. I think this will work perfect! I haven't tried it yet...but I think this is going to seal off much better and stop my leak.
Rubber will be degraded by oil and heat over time. Copper is your permanent solution.
I bought one of these used and went to change oil today. The dealership had stripped the plug. It just spins in the pan and I can't get the thing out. I see the oil pan is ridiculously hard to take off. Does anyone have any suggestions. I am worried that I will get lots of aluminum shavings up into the pan and not get them cleaned out without pulling the pan.
Just an update....that PCV grommet I bought worked great! I had to cut it down just a tad...made a thick rubber "washer" out of it, screwed my Fumoto back in with the new rubber "washer" on and it worked! Doesn't drip any oil at all now!
I needed something "squishable" enough to take up the slack all the way around the plug as I threaded it in, due to the uneven thread tap job the previous owner had done, and this fit the bill perfectly!
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Thanks, I am definitely leaning towards the Timesert.
The only thing I don't like about the Fumoto valve is its orientation straight down on the Liberty. All I can picture is something snagging it and tearing it out...
I have had a Fumoto valve in my CRD since I did the first oil change. I run my Libby thru cornfields, washed out draws, cow pastures and some mighty serious snow drifts out here on the farm where I live. Have never had any issue with the Fumoto getting "snagged" on anything. But then, I also have the skid plates and the Fumoto (without the nipple) does not protrude below the skid plate.
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