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BShaw
07-31-2013, 03:37 PM
I need to replace the gasket on my pan drain plug. NAPA and O'Reilly's was no help. So, went to the hardware store and brought home...

1. A stiff fiber washer
2. A red rubber garden hose washer
3. A neoprene O-ring
4. A nylon washer

What is recommended or would you use something else?

BTW, I also discovered a pinhole leak in the pan itself. Cleaned that up and put on a generous layer of JB Weld.

41 Frank
07-31-2013, 03:52 PM
Stiff fiber or the nylon should work. I bought a drain plug washer at O'Reillys just the other day for one of my Studebakers Bob. I had to buy a bubble pack with several different sizes however. Part number 65280 Dorman.

BShaw
07-31-2013, 03:57 PM
Stiff fiber or the nylon should work. I bought a drain plug washer at O'Reillys just the other day for one of my Studebakers Bob. I had to buy a bubble pack with several different sizes however. Part number 65280 Dorman.

Thanks. Your O'Reilly's is a lot better than mine. I spent 20 minutes there the other day asking about a transmission tailshaft plug and the guy kept wanting to sell be a freeze plug.:ohmy:

DEEPNHOCK
07-31-2013, 04:28 PM
I would do two things....

1) Go back and tell your OReilly's guy to get with the program......

2) Do some of the work yourself, before you waste any of today's crap gas.

Use the Internet.
I Google'd 'Copper oil drain plg gasket' and came up with this in .21 seconds....

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/DOR3/66222/N2347.oap?ck=Search_N2347_-1_-1&pt=N2347&ppt=C0023


http://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/medium/dor/66222-007.jpg

BShaw
07-31-2013, 06:25 PM
I would do two things....

1) Go back and tell your OReilly's guy to get with the program......

2) Do some of the work yourself, before you waste any of today's crap gas.

Use the Internet.
I Google'd 'Copper oil drain plg gasket' and came up with this in .21 seconds....

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/DOR3/66222/N2347.oap?ck=Search_N2347_-1_-1&pt=N2347&ppt=C0023


http://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/medium/dor/66222-007.jpg

You are correct, of course, BUT I was in the town where O'Reilly's was to take my dad to a doctor's appointment, 10 miles from my computer, only slow Edge network available for the cell phone and was driving right by O'Reilly's front door. So, it seemed like stopping and asking would be the most convenient and cost efficient option at the time.

StudeRich
07-31-2013, 11:40 PM
Thanks. Your O'Reilly's is a lot better than mine. I spent 20 minutes there the other day asking about a transmission tailshaft plug and the guy kept wanting to sell be a freeze plug.:ohmy:

Sorry to say Bob but for once they were right!
The V8 Standard Trans, T-86 we just rebuilt last week took a Studebaker V8 '51-early '62, Concave Disc type 1 1/2 inch Core Plug. :ohmy:

I can see this now; (not that I have ever been there of course! :o)

The Counter Guy sees you coming back, and says to the other Clerk: "here comes that Stude. Guy again who thinks he knows it all, and we know nothing!" :D

The new Drain Plug with Fiber Gasket 3080X2, is only $3.50 at Stude. Vendors to replace the Plug that the "Oil change Guys" used a pipe wrench on.

rockne10
08-01-2013, 12:03 AM
I'm fond of a couple of local shops here. They both keep a complete assortment of drain plug seals in stock. Most models (especially European) have specific size and material specs for these items.
One of these shops will not perform an oil change without replacing the seal. They call it 25 cent insurance. Replacing the correct seal every time and properly torquing should guarantee no issue with the drain plug...EVER!

jnormanh
08-01-2013, 10:44 AM
"here comes that Stude. Guy again who thinks he knows it all, and we know nothing!"

And they are correct.

acolds
08-01-2013, 11:55 AM
I replaced the one on my Clipper with one I cut from a piece of soft copper stock I had looked and works just like the original

E. Davis
08-01-2013, 12:29 PM
NAPA carries a wide variety of drain plug gaskets. Fixed me up with a copper replacement for 60 cents.

Dwain G.
08-02-2013, 12:18 PM
Many years ago I bought a box of 5/8" nylon seals, Dorman 097-002. They are still in the Dorman catalog as 097-002.1. I once fixed the quick-connect on a portable dishwasher by cutting a segment out of one of these washers and filing to match the pieces in the connector. Worked fine, maybe still is.

SN-60
08-02-2013, 12:31 PM
I'm searching for a copper type washer for that oversize 1" (wrench size) 1955 oil pan drain plug. Anyone have any ideas about that??

jnormanh
08-02-2013, 01:42 PM
I have a cheapo set of hole punches ($10 at JC Whitney) and a sheet of 1/16" teflon. I make new gaskets for all my cars. They never leak. Just don't tighten the plug with a 3 foot cheater bar.

SN-60
08-02-2013, 02:34 PM
I have a cheapo set of hole punches ($10 at JC Whitney) and a sheet of 1/16" teflon. I make new gaskets for all my cars. They never leak. Just don't tighten the plug with a 3 foot cheater bar.

Hmmm,.....Good thought, thanks!

53commander
08-02-2013, 05:00 PM
I got a gasket at my local Auto Zone.