02-09-2003, 09:41 AM
I just recently got an oil change from the toyota dealership. Well Ive been wanting to drop my truck more and as I was taking out one of the springs I happened to glance underneath the truck and I saw an oil drop just hanging from this little screw...it never came down but it looks like it wanted to I was wondering if i needed a new washer or if this is going to be future problems cause I did tighten the screw but this morning was the same.
02-09-2003, 11:33 AM
are you talking about leaking @ the drain plug? if so you may want to try cleaning the plug and pan surfaces next time YOU change the oil.....might help make a better seal....you could try a nylon washer as well.....but chances are as in most times some one else changes your oil.....haste causes a cross threaded drain hole in the pan....you will never have a good seal again till the hole is drilled out, re threaded, and a larger plug is used.....if you recently had the oil changed and the simptoms just occured i would take it back and insist on the repair as it was their fault it leaks now....and do it asap as they will surely say it was a previous or later oil change that caused it.... good luck and hopefully lesson learned....if you want it done right do it your self..... i hate having to deal with other peoples f ups no one needs the added hassle....going to the dealer should be a convenience....i feel for ya http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/mad.gif http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/mad.gif
You're supposed to change that washer every oil change, but I never do either. I would just replace it next oil change, and yes, do it yourself to avoid dealer stupidities. Oh yeah, careful if you tighten that bolt too tight, you don't want to bend your oil pan.
02-12-2003, 12:33 PM
I've had this problem on my taco and my supra. I got a easy tip for you
Go out and buy the 1 dollar plug gasket from toyota. then go to a pep boys and buy a roll of paper gasket material( another $3) Use the toyota gasket as a guide and you can make yourself about 50-100 paper gaskets. When you do your oil change, replace the paper gasket and leave the toyota one on. I did this last summer havn't had a problem in either vehicle since.