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Unread 02-24-2010, 06:08 PM   #31
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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.

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Unread 02-24-2010, 08:28 PM   #32
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Rubber will be degraded by oil and heat over time. Copper is your permanent solution.
Copper doesn't "squish" enough. I've already tried nylon and fiber with no luck. Copper isn't going to do any better. I need something thick and "squishable" to seal off better around the plug.
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Unread 03-13-2010, 06:31 PM   #33
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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.
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Unread 04-14-2010, 09:31 AM   #34
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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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Unread 04-14-2010, 11:22 AM   #35
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Glad to here that solved the PITA problem the previous owner "left" for for you to find. I hate oil leaks in the garage and driveway bigtime.
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Unread 04-15-2010, 04:14 PM   #36
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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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Unread 05-20-2011, 10:35 PM   #37
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There seems to be Some confusion on this thread between the Petrol models and the CRD. Timesert do not produce a repait kit for the CRD.

Others mention an 18mm Helicoil. Could you please confirm that this is in fact the correct size for the CRD sump, and not the petrol sumps??
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Unread 05-21-2011, 12:16 AM   #38
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Doesn't matter you have to drill in to put the insert anyway. Just get the size slighly bigger and use the matching plug.
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Unread 05-22-2011, 05:09 PM   #39
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Thnaks reptile, I assume you are referring to the "timesert" ? I wrote to Timesert and they said they dont have a product suitable for the CRD..........
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Unread 05-23-2011, 12:14 AM   #40
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Not sure, the stuff is usually called fix-a-thread, thread repair kit, etc. Brands like OEM makes them. They make different sizes.

You can also use a universal plug temporarily, or for the long run too... Works great.
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