[V8] oil drain plug trick

Audi Sport audisport44 at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 27 18:52:51 EST 2006

Have you tried using an OEM o-ring? It's a pretty thick piece of aluminum with paper type material inside. I doubt you'd have a leak with one of those. It crushes down and creates a nice seal.

> Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 14:23:05 -0700> From: dsaad at icehouse.net> To: v8 at audifans.com> Subject: [V8] oil drain plug trick> > > > I have tried everything to get my drain plug to not drip - like it has since I> bought the car. I tried several kinds of o-rings, torquing the snot out of it,> and nothing worked. It still leaked enough to be wet all the time. Not enough to> drip on the floor - but enough to piss me off. I like a nice dry motor - and> this was the only wet spot. So - maybe two oil changes ago I tried wrapping the> base of the plug threads with heavy teflon tape and it seems to work perfectly.> Now the pan is nice and dry!> > The trick is to only put the tape on the lower 1/3 of the threads, and put it on> thick. (I twist the tape, then wrap it on) That way there in no chance teflon> shreds can get into the oil, and you can remove the old tape and replace it at> each change. I just re-use the old o-ring now too.> > I must be bored....> > > Dave> _______________________________________________> Audifans V8 mailing list> Send posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.com> Manage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/v8> Have an Audi V8 question? Check the Audifans Knowledgebase!> http://www.audifans.com/twiki/bin/view/Audi/V8> Have a V8 answer? ... Please help others by adding to the KB ... all contributions welcome!

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