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I've known that I have some type of oil leak going on on my 94 4.6. I moved my car today and saw a puddle of oil, then checked my oil and I was a half quart low. I filled it, ran some errands and then parked it. 2 hours later I was inthe garage and looked and there was an even bigger puddle than before. I got under the car and saw oil dripping from the bottom of the drain plug. I tried to tighten it, but it was already tight. The only thing I can think of is to put a nylon washer or something on the plug itself. I can't tell if there is one there already or not. It's almost time for an oil change so I may just have Jiffy Lube pop the washer on there for me.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? I really hate leaving oil puddles everywhere and I hate dumping quarts in all the time even worse.

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Sean
 

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Drain Plug

I would get a new drain plug from Ford
before changing oil - also make sure
your oil pan threads are not stripped.

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One other thing to check is the oil pan bolts themselves. If they are loose or the gasket is junk then it will leak out a bit and since the plug is the lowest point, it appears as though the oil is dripping from there.
 

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I thought about the pan bolts but..

I didn't see any oil running down the pan at all. I need to check on the passenger side, but it really seems that the oil is coming form the bolt, but as we all know, oil rarely leaks from where it is dripping.

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i just buy a new oil drain plug whenever i change my oil.......they're $2.29 at advance auto parts and they come w/ the gasket/washer on them so i don't have to worry about it leaking.

in fact,........it's time for me to change my oil now.....lol.

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question about the oil drain plug. i gave my 96 t-bird to my dad when i got my new car and i warned him about getting the oil changed by an oil shop. well he did not listen and they stripped the threads in the oil pan. does anyone know if there is a repair kit for this type of problem. i would hate to replace the pan.
thanks.

anthony

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Wow I wished I was your Dad:ztoohot:


NICE NICE NICE Car !!!!!!

Yes there are some larger self tapping style dtrain plugs
take your old one with you to Napa - Auto Zone ect.

What Mods does that sharp MN-12 have ??

Curt
 

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shouldn't be the oil shop pays for the new pans???

i use the magnetic type drain plug.
 

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only if they admit they stripped it, some high volume shops really don't care, they did that to my daytona a few years back, i went back the next day to ask them why the plug was leaking and they said because it was already stripped and was leaking before they even touched it, and they tightened it as good as they could, needless to say, i never went back there again, i'd rather spend 20 minutes doing it myself then letting someone screw it up for me in 15, later'z.......:D
 

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Wow I wished I was your Dad:ztoohot:


NICE NICE NICE Car !!!!!!

Yes there are some larger self tapping style dtrain plugs
take your old one with you to Napa - Auto Zone ect.

What Mods does that sharp MN-12 have ??

Curt
go to the rides section under 1996 and click on Anthony Caparco for the mods. i am really not a newbe i used to be on here all of the time back in the day.
 
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