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P80: Leaky Oil Drain Bolt - Drain Washer/Gasket options?

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Re: P80: Leaky Oil Drain Bolt - Drain Washer/Gasket options?

Post by abscate » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:19 am

Rejuvenating this thread as it might be a good time to try during lockdown.
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Re: P80: Leaky Oil Drain Bolt - Drain Washer/Gasket options?

Post by Skymongrel » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:07 am

Not sure what to do if the bolt hole is damaged but thought I'd share my experience earlier this week.

I was doing an oil change on my S80 and after removing the drain bolt I couldn't find the crush washer! Thought maybe someone didn't use one. On careful inspection with a strong flashlight and a small pick I discovered that the crush washer was so well crushed I couldn't tell it apart from the bolt hole opening! With the pick I was able to separate it from the oil pan. It was really crushed in there.

I could easily have thrown another washer over it had I not bothered to check. Which probably would have caused a leak.
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Re: P80: Leaky Oil Drain Bolt - Drain Washer/Gasket options?

Post by Georgeandkira » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:09 am

Rejuvenating this thread are we? OK
Out of shear C.C.C. (Corona Confinement Craziness) I endeavored to try jimmy57's suggestion of screwing a 14mm O2 sensor into the 18mm drain hole in my V70.
It doesn't catch at all.

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Re: P80: Leaky Oil Drain Bolt - Drain Washer/Gasket options?

Post by abscate » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:19 am

Hey jimmy - we finally caught one!!!
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