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Thread: Best oil drain plug seal?

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    cormorant is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Best oil drain plug seal?

    My '96 DeVille's sump drain plug is leaking badly. Before I drain the oil and replace whatever seal it has, would like to know what has been found to be best part for the job: O-ring, red fiber washer, aluminum washer, metal crush washer?


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    Re: Best oil drain plug seal?

    Quote Originally Posted by cormorant View Post
    My '96 DeVille's sump drain plug is leaking badly. Before I drain the oil and replace whatever seal it has, would like to know what has been found to be best part for the job: O-ring, red fiber washer, aluminum washer, metal crush washer?
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    the correct drain plug has a rubber seal built in -
    no additional seal or gasket should be necessary -

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    Re: Best oil drain plug seal?

    I picked up a replacement at Advance that was of very good quality and stopped my leak.

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    Re: Best oil drain plug seal?

    The Help! racks at parts stores have various sizes of oil drain plug washers - a gray hard silicone type.

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    Re: Best oil drain plug seal?

    Thanks for the tips; don't know if my plug is original or not, but will see what I've got when I pull it out!

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    Re: Best oil drain plug seal?

    Yeah if yours is leaking go hit up a parts store and get a new one. I do believe I have the factory plug and it does not leak. AT ALL.


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