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you should be fine, but for the value of a new filter... you may aswell replace it...
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To break that valve off you would have to rip a hole in the oil pan. I don't see that happening.
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For Ty's truck wouldn't it be just as easy to drop the bottom half of the pan? (assuming his truck is a 4.0L) I think that's the way my pan is... the bottom part looks pretty easy to remove. Then you know you have no shavings in there whatsoever.
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Just an idea, I think I'd do it just for piece of mind knowing there's no shavings in there. From the pic below you can see it should be pretty easy to pull out.

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i dont think i'll have a problem hitting that valve on anything in my truck lol

dont wheel it hard enough to have a problem. no more rocks for me! if i did i'd probably make up some sort of a skid plate for the oil pan
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just thought of something why not use a few rubber seals on the stud of the bolt it should make it stick out far enough to get tight?

if that makes any sense?
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that would be cool. but either way i want to get this valve just to shorten my oil changes and make it a bit cleaner lol. im tired of oil seeping down my arm it feels funny >:| haha
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woot! it was the bolt that was stripped. very badly might i add lol

got a new one for 4 bucks from autozone and put it in. reused the oil. im good to go! i'll just wait to put that valve on next time i change the oil lol
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ouch. lol. new one went in all the way by hand
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dam dude im glad it was your bolt and not the pan
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yeah me too man, saves a lot of work, and money. lol
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also the rubber o ring on the bolt was deteriorating also. im sure that didn't help anything.
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next time i change my oil ima take a little closer look at the drain plug i dont wanna pull a tyler lol
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yeah haha look closely. no and what i think it is, i totally forgot. last time i had my tires n **** done they changed my oil too. i imagine they used an impact on it. it was cross threated im sure but they had no idea since they had the force of god driving it in. hahah either way, its fixed and im good to go! stoked for that drain valve to get here though
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lol i never let tards change my oil im changing it or its not getting changed period now thats a different story with the old ladies car on day i will kill that POS
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ty, there should be a plastic washer, that should get changed every time you do an oil change, it is a cheap way to help ensure you don't have leaks... i don't know about a rubber o-ring...
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to me, it seems like an o ring, with a little flat lining that extends inward. if that makes any sense. i was never aware it was to be changed. every oil chnage seems a bit ridiculous. i think im cool.
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ty, there should be a plastic washer, that should get changed every time you do an oil change, it is a cheap way to help ensure you don't have leaks... i don't know about a rubber o-ring...
Maybe I missed it but I never noticed a plastic washer on either my Ranger or my 150.
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its not plastic lol. its a rubber piece. looks exactly like an oring. and it has a flat washer like part that goes in about 2 millimeters maybe. has a little seat at the head of the bolt that it sits in. but i have never once heard about replacing that. i would feel dumb trying to explain it to the idiot at autozone.
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never heard that either and the rubber on your old one is completly gone it looks like
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never heard that either and the rubber on your old one is completly gone it looks like
no its up in there, you cant see it if you're looking at the bolt from the side. i'll take it out and get a pic for you guys. the round o-ring part is okay. but the flat washer like part on the inside is deteriorating away.
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the bolt with the oring at the top

the O ring itself


and the new quickdrain valve came in. has a very sturdy construction. can't wait to get it on the truck

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Oh wow that was fast. I need to order mine in the next week or so.
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yeah it shipped out 2 days ago and was in my mail box either yesterday or it just came today. either way, quick shipping. came from bellevue wa.
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that drain plug is sweet. So here is my dilemma. My drain plug has been leaking and when I go to snug it it continues to spin. I have yet to determine whether my pan or plug is stripped. I went to autozone and bought a new bolt. Today I am going to replace the bolt to determine whether the plug or pan is stripped. My question is, if the pan is stripped and I want to replace it with one of these quickoildrainvalves, what size do I need to order and what should I use to retap it? Or should I order the 14mm and lace the bolt with JB befor screwing it in? BTW i have an 02 Ford Ranger Edge, V6 3.0
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