HIDo rubber drain plugs work in stopping drips?

Tiny
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  • 2001 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
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Minimal 6-7 drips of oil per overnight
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 2:46 AM

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Tiny
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Use a rubber washer on it-if it continues try JB weld dont work-tap it out
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 3:17 AM
Tiny
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I NO LIKEY!

SEEN A FEW COME OUT

THEY MAKE OVER-SIZED PLUGS (REMOVING THEM OVER AND OVER AIN'T GOOD

THEY ALSO MAKE OVER-SIZED "PIGGY BACK" PLUGS, WHERE THE OUTER OVER-SIZED PART ALWAYS STAYS IN, AND YOU REMOVE THE INNER PLUG, TO CHANGE THE OIL (CAUTION, IDIOTS WILL REMOVE THE ENTIRE THING, IF NOT TOLD OTHERWISE)

I REALLY LIKE THE TYPE (AND SIMILAR) TO THE ONE IN MY PICS. YOU INSTALL IT AND NEVER NEED TO REMOVE IT--NO TOOLS ARE NECESSARY TO DRAIN YOUR OIL

DOWN SIDE---I MUST ADD---IS THE OIL DRAINS SLOWER, DOES A BIT BETTER IF THE OIL IS HOT, AND STILL SLOWER THAN "THE NORMAL DRAINING" ---LIKE I SAID --NO TOOLS NEED FOR THE ONE IN MY PIC!

THIS TYPE MAY ALSO BE AVAILABLE W/ OVER-SIZED THREADS.I JUST DO NOT KNOW---A WEB SEARCH MAY BE IN ORDER

ALSO WHETHER INSTALLING A PIGGY BACK OR ONE LIKE THIS---IF THE THREADS ARE STILL SOMEWHAT SERVICEABLE, WRAPPING MULTIPLE WRAPS OF "PLUMBER TYPE TEFLON TAPE" AROUND THE BODY (TO BE PERMANENTLY SCREWED AND LEFT IN) MAY SEAL THE PAN FROM DRIPPING.

THE BIGGEST PAIN YOU MIGHT EXPERIENCE IS YOU MUST KNOW THE SIZE OF YOUR OLD PLUG, IN ORDER TO GET THE CORRECT ONE FOR YOUR APPLICATION, A PARTS STORE CAN AID YOU WITH THIS.

WHATCHU THINK?---I GOT 'EM IN 3 VEHICLES I OWN, AND I LIKE 'EM

THE MEDIC
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 3:30 AM
Tiny
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What the medic suggested is a great idea. I don't like the rubber plug idea either. They are a temporary fix. Tap the drain out to a larger size and replace it with a drain plug or something like what has been suggested.
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 4:45 AM

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