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Old 01-17-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Changed Oil now drain plug is leaking

I just changed my oil and now my drain plug is leaking,anyone know ofa way yo fix this? its not leaking a lot but there is a drop coming out every now and then.
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Did you install a new washer?

Everything is tight?

Sure you didn't cross thread anything?
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:15 PM   #3
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didnt have a washer when i took off the plug, everything is tight. will a washer fix my woes? i hate leaking !!
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
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also anyone know if a simple washer will fix my problem??
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Washer should take care of problem, unless overtightened and stripped
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:29 PM   #6
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what if were over tightened? cause imthinkin thats what it was
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Far as I know have to replace oil pan cover
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:34 PM   #8
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thanks man, anyone else have some insight to this or is that all i can do?
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dont just use any kind of washer.. the absolute best kind to use is a COPPER washer because they are more maluable and will fill in any goove when torque the drain bolt in.

you can get them at any napa or autoparts store.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:32 PM   #10
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Or aluminum sealing washer, Get a clean container and drain the new oil into it and get a new sealing washer every time, they only cost a few cents, and nobody does this, that should take care of it
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It's called a crush washer. 1st thing I would do is loosen it up and tighten back and forth to try and seat it ...... DO NOT OEVER TIGHTEN!!
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Or aluminum sealing washer, Get a clean container and drain the new oil into it and get a new sealing washer every time, they only cost a few cents, and nobody does this, that should take care of it
or a copper one
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thanks peoples will do. preciate all the replies
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i tighten my drain plug to ~30 lb's of torque and it has never leaked a drop.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:37 AM   #16
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i tighten my drain plug to ~30 lb's of torque and it has never leaked a drop.
Holy cow!

That's almost 3 times more than you should.


GSXR's are NOTORIOUS for leaking at the drain plug when they have a bunch of miles.
The threads inside of the pan have a vertical groove cut in them that goes almost to the base of the pan.
Over time, the groove allows the thread to open up, and eventually the plug will start leaking because it doesn't have enough thread surface to engage with.
The next thing that happens is the plug will wind up pulling the threads out of the pan.

While heli-coiling it sometimes can be successful, the best choice is to replace the oil pan.


In order to prevent is going forward, change the crush washer every oil change, don't over tighten the plug, and make sure the threads of both the plug AND the oil pan don't have any debris on them before reinstallation.
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or lets face it, if you didnt know to use a washer or how tight you should go you should probably just take the bike in for service next time!
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or lets face it, if you didnt know to use a washer or how tight you should go you should probably just take the bike in for service next time!
just lookin for any and all info on the problem before i move ahead with anything. This is my first bike and i didnt know if there were any speacial rules to follow in this situation, and the guy before me over tightened it.

appreciate your insight
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or lets face it, if you didnt know to use a washer or how tight you should go you should probably just take the bike in for service next time!
+1 I was looking for the right words to say the same thing .
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just lookin for any and all info on the problem before i move ahead with anything. This is my first bike and i didnt know if there were any speacial rules to follow in this situation, and the guy before me over tightened it.

appreciate your insight
I don't think there are special rules . It's basic t .Take it to a mechanic next time .
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