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Just ordered a new oil pan on Ebay. Seems like the shop that changed my oil 2 weeks ago caught an over tightened plug probably done by the Chevy dealer I bought it from and replaced it with something else and and didn't mention it, so now I have a very slow leak. I'm going on a camping trip and towing it so I;ll have to keep a close eve on it until I return home. I'd like to know if there is a pan gasket available for the 2012 passion or did the factory use a sealant. Shame only 11000 and change on the car.
 

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It doesn't look like the original drain plug unless they started to use a flat headed plug with a hex recess.
 

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Every modern vehicle, I've owned had those oil plug washers. That goes back to around 1981. Got a small tray, full of old ones. You can reuse the old one. Just turn it around. Make sure it's flat, before reusing. The plug is very tight, when taking it off. I bet all you were missing was the washer.
 

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can reach it without jacking it up. And I don't have to mess with the poorly designed oil drain bolt. Who ever came up with aluminum threads in the pan and a steel bolt?? Usually the drain plug strips and is easily replaced instead of the whole oil pan!!
 

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can reach it without jacking it up. And I don't have to mess with the poorly designed oil drain bolt. Who ever came up with aluminum threads in the pan and a steel bolt?? Usually the drain plug strips and is easily replaced instead of the whole oil pan!!
Not a problem with one of these
 

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Exact same one I use. The only problem is the pump uses a leather seal and needs too be cleaned for it to work properly sometimes. Otherwise works great!!
 

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I usually drain my oil from the top and avoid that troublesome oil drain plug alltogether.


What kind of pump do you use? I've thought of getting one, but I was concerned that it would leave some waste oil in the bottom of the pan. Have you ever drained the oil using your pump? Then removed the drain plug to see if there is still residual oil remaining?
 

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Last time I used an oil extractor the only oil I saw drain was the oil left in the filter.

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What kind of pump do you use? I've thought of getting one, but I was concerned that it would leave some waste oil in the bottom of the pan. Have you ever drained the oil using your pump? Then removed the drain plug to see if there is still residual oil remaining?
first few times I used it, I measured the amount of oil that it removed and it was almost exactly what I was putting in. You never get 100% of the oil out as it does coat everything in the motor, lines etc.
I got a Topsider oil extractor from Northern Only thing I might change is to get a powered one but it works fine even after a few years.


Topsider Oil Changer, Model# 5060 | Oil Extractors| Northern Tool + Equipment
 

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When I change oil, I typically open the drain and let it drip until it stops. I sometimes even jack my cars up to force the oil to the lowest place to get as much out as I can. I let it sit. sometimes for an hour or more. I'm not sure the pump would be this thorough .
 

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The advantage the extractor has is that it 'sucks' everything in the pan under a vacuum. The gravity drain way just lets any liquid oil 'drain out'. You can still do the drip drain after removing the filter.

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Had the new pan installed 2 weeks ago. I have the pan that came off and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the threads. The problem had to be the strange bolt and washer not sealing and allowing the oil to slowly seep past the threads.
 
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