Originally Posted by nick_318is
I just noticed today that my car is leaking oil from the drain plug, its a slow drip but I have lost some oil over the past few days. I tried to see if it was loose and could get the bolt tightened up but no luck, its still got the leak. Any Suggestions for what did it or for a fix.
I think i might have gotten a block of ice or something while driving but i'm not sure, in the meantime I'm just gonna get a quart of oil and watch my oil level so it doesn't get too low.
I do need an oil Change soon So I will plan to fix this then. Could my solution be as easy as a new oil plug?
the most common reason for this problem is the old crush washer was not removed on the last oil change the they were doubled up causing one to egg shape allowing oil to escape around it. if the oil truly is leaking from the drain plug and the oil pan is not stripped the repair is easy and cheep