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Old 08-05-2005
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Oil leak

i changed my oil like 2 weeks ago and now i have a slight oil leak. there is a little spot under where i park my car. the oil never leaked before the change so im assuming i screwed it up. i looked under the car and it appears the oil is comming out of where the plug goes in the pan. after i changed my oil i found the DIY and i then realized that i didnt put a washer on in it. is that more than likely the problem. i may try to tighten the plug a lil more but i dont want to strip it. i put the plug tight but not real tight. any ways please help a first time oil changer out. thanks
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DO NOT crank the bolt on. You'll stretch the threads in the pan. Go get the washer, its less than a dollar. You just wasted the oil, get 4 more quarts, change it again, put the drain bolt back in with a washer and torque it to spec (27 EX, 31 LX/DX).
Don't pour drained oil back into the engine.
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heh, i cracked my oil pan tightening the bolt to much, on a good note, after i got a new oil pan the car felt like it ran much smoother, probably got alot of sludge out of the old pan.
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alrighty. thanks guys
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yeah, go get the washer ASAP....u should've used that when u change ur filter..
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hey boilermaker please tell me something

when you said 4 more quarts you meant by that to use 3.2 to 3.5 quarts (non vtec and such) right?
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Mine is leaking out of the plug and my washer is on, anyone know how to fix this
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Mine is leaking out of the plug and my washer is on, anyone know how to fix this
get a new pan...re-tap is pointless and worthless on this pan....anyone with common sense wouldn't touch it.... most likely cause is you stretched splines, or crossthreaded.......but check your pan gasket also...9 times out of 10 that is where you will get your leak, cheaper to replace pan gasket then whole pan hehe....
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where can i buy a new oil pan without going to honda
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handa.com or that majestic honda website....
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Dear Lord....Don't ever crank on the bolt. Open a can of worms.
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