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Sep 19, 12:03pm - #279316 
oil change?

This is really a noob question, I was reading the diy on changing your engine oil and it said something about replacing the gasket?? whatz a gasket and do you have to replace it?

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Sep 19, 12:26pm - #279317 
Maybe the gasket on the oil drain plug? I don't know of any other gasket that would relate to an oil change. I haven't changed mine yet, so I wouldn't worry about it.

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Sep 19, 12:42pm - #279318 
never changed a gasket. never heard of changing a gasket when changing the oil...all i do is change the oil and Oil Filter

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Sep 19, 12:45pm - #279319 
all I do is drive it to the dealer and have them change my oil every 3000 miles thumbsup tasty


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Sep 19, 1:04pm - #279320 
Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
Maybe the gasket on the oil drain plug? I don't know of any other gasket that would relate to an oil change. I haven't changed mine yet, so I wouldn't worry about it.
Yeah, you are "supposed" to change that gasket, along with the oil plug itself I believe.

But anyways, either one of those can be picked up at Autozone for under a dollar if you want, although, I have never changed mine as of yet.


I would just change it if either are damaged, or if the gasket has a crack in it.


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Sep 19, 7:17pm - #279321 
It could also be the gasket that is on the bottom of the Oil Filter. This gasket is there so that the metal filter can seal to your metal engine with out leaking. This gasket comes on all new oil filters. The only trick is that you MUST make sure that you take the old one off. It will normally come off with the filter but sometimes it doesn't. That is my take but it could be the one on the drain plug too.

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Sep 19, 7:34pm - #279322 
I'm pretty sure it's the oil drain plug gasket. I only change it when the metal starts to show. Not really necessary to change though.

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Sep 19, 9:06pm - #279323 
I've done dozens of oil changes on three cars, have never changed the drain plug gasket and never had a leak. 'nuf said.

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Sep 19, 9:54pm - #279324 
well it IS the oil drain plug gasket. say what you will but i always change mine. different dealerships i've been to give out different gaskets. I've gottien aluminum ones and ceramic. I once reused a an aluminum one and it slowly leaked but not dangerously


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Sep 19, 10:09pm - #279325 
Originally Posted by CaLiGTS
all I do is drive it to the dealer and have them change my oil every 3000 miles thumbsup tasty


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