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Leaky drain plug.

Anybody on here have a problem with a leaky drain plug. Our 2011 V6 seems to have developed a bit of seepage from the drain plug. I do the oil changes myself since the car was new, and only noticed a problem developing this year. Today I did the oil change and inspected the rubber gasket on the plug, looked to be in good shape. Went to autozone to see if they had a replacement just in case, all they had were nylon gaskets. I left the factory rubber gasket in place and added the nylon gasket in hopes of getting a leak free seal. Will check on it in a couple of days, next step will be to order an new plug/gasket from ford.

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I bet with 2 gaskets it leaks worse

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Maybe a crack in the aluminum pan.

Super important to not over-tighten the plug, repeated over-tightening in the aluminum can cause cracks or pull the threads.

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Maybe a crack in the aluminum pan.

Super important to not over-tighten the plug, repeated over-tightening in the aluminum can cause cracks or pull the threads.

I finally installed a fumoto valve recently so I wouldn't have to keeping taking the plug off and to facilitate easy oil changes.

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i bet with 2 gaskets it leaks worse

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So far, so good..... Plan on getting the Fumoto valve for the next oil change.

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Care must be used when tightening the drain plug, its fairly easy to strip the aluminum threads on the pan. I'd use a torque wrench (19 lb-ft).

I also went with fullmoto F107s w/tubing.

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An easy drain into my recycle container & which minimizes splatter.


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Don't those oil drain valves slow down the oil flow and make metal particles less likely to come out?

Plus, I am worried that bulky valve will be more likely to run into some objects underneath the car and get knocked off.

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The drain plug screws into the side of the pan, so nothing protrudes below the pan itself. The oil flows good, and I take my time with the drain.


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Don't those oil drain valves slow down the oil flow and make metal particles less likely to come out?

Plus, I am worried that bulky valve will be more likely to run into some objects underneath the car and get knocked off.
If there are metal particles they should stay in the filter and should not have to worry about that draining out the drain plug

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