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Kim
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Kim May 2, 8:52am - #169836 
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oil leak help

hey guys i just changed my oil today and noticed that there was some oil on my under body plastics tonight, that wasn't there when i put it back on during the oil change. I jacked my car up and found that oil had dripped all over the plastic but it' didn't look that fresh. I did everything correctly during the oil change and made sure that i tightened everything. but i do have a magnetic oil drain plug with also has an aluminum gasket, instead of the ceramic gasket that came stock. this is the second time i've used that aluminum gasket. I might have a leak but when i checked there was a little oil around the drain plug but it looked kind of dirty. Can anyone tell me if this is normal or point out any other possibilities cause i used redline oil and i really don't want to have to go back and replace the drain plug gasket, that'd be a waste of $30. thanks

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Steven May 2, 9:00am - #169837 
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It could be your oil pan, plug gasket, oil plug, filter location... You should get under and have a closer look
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Kim May 2, 9:06am - #169838 
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i did get under it, but i couldn't tell anything from it. when i felt it everything was pretty dry and there was almost no leaking. around the oil plug there was some oil but i titghtned it a bit more (was very tight already) I also cleaned off the underbody plastic so i can check again tommorrow. i had just driven the car before i checked it so every thing was just running and there was pressure on the plug. i even turned the car on while i was under the car and got nothing. hopefully it ws just abit loose and i fixed it. I guess from now on i better keep checking in on the oil level. and next time i'll use a ceramic gasket.

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Steven May 2, 9:22am - #169839 
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use a genuine toyota gasket. the parts dept usually gives me one every time i buy a toyota oili filter.
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Kim May 2, 5:46pm - #169840 
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yeah, the people at Cabe toyota and cerritos want to charge me .99 cents for each gasket. even though i buy filters at the same time.

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shawnstam May 2, 6:55pm - #169841 
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you need to get under you car and clean everthing as clean as a whistle. I mean so clean you can eat off it. then run you car and let it get nice and warmed up. then check for your oil leak. and remember that under the car there is high turbulance and oil can come from places far from were you find it. And dont over tighten you oil plug. One time i stripped the treads on a oil pan plug and had to retap it to the next size. I had to remove the oil pan in the proccess
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Kim May 2, 7:11pm - #169842 
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cool thanks, i cleaned everything last night and i'm going to run it today and check again. yeah it was kinda weird cause the oil stains weren't right below any of the openings that i had worked on. the stains were more to the right of the drain plug.

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