K-Tool (KTI04142) 10-pack of 1/2 Single Oversize Fiber Gaskets
- 1/2? Single Oversize
- Fiber Gaskets
- Provides excellent coverage for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks
- Also available in assortment kit KTI00059
- Drain plugs are available in many sizes, reference KTI041XX
- Pack of 10
The plug, which sits at the bottom or side of the oil pan, is charged with keeping your motor?s vital life blood ? its lubricant ? from pouring out due to the constant effects of both gravity and the pressure that?s generated inside the crankcase.
There can be several reasons why your drain plug is leaking. Your plug may use a crush washer, a gasket or a combination of these two components to help seal it. If the washer is missing or deformed or if the gasket has dried out or torn, then these may be responsible for the leak. It?s also possible that the plug was installed too tightly, causing the threads to be damaged and oil to leak out past them.