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Well my buddy and I changed my oil last week and all was fine. I went away for the holidays and came home today to find a puddle of oil under my car and thought I'll check it tomorrow. Well driving home the oil plug must have fallen off. It was about 300 ft from my apt, but I was nice enough to dump all my oil all over the roads in my complex. I think I lost all oil and luckily got it in the garage without any damage (I hope). Do they sell universal oil plugs anywhere that I can grab one on a Sunday? This is so inconvenient and pisses me off.



Modified by .:1of1500:. at 8:31 PM 11-25-2006
 

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umm, i'm from these parts and moved to ny for work, but back in town for family
to make a long story short, i wish i knew about this two days ago; i would of kept my old drain plug; i threw away the old one after 20k miles, but most likely, it's still good for reuse.
sorry
 

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umm, i'm from these parts and moved to ny for work, but back in town for family
to make a long story short, i wish i knew about this two days ago; i would of kept my old drain plug; i threw away the old one after 20k miles, but most likely, it's still good for reuse.
sorry

Please don't apologize for any reason man. How were you to know? I appreciate you even thinking about helping me. I just hope I did no damage to the motor.
I saw the oil light, turned it off...coasted then turned it back on for like 30 seconds to get in the garage. It was making a slight funny noise but I turned it right off.
 

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drain plug is pretty much moderate hand tighten pressure which I presume you or your friend did
that plug doesn't easily back itself out unless it was very loose
keep us posted how things turn out

I haven't had a chance to look underneath the car. All I know is I heard something underneath the car hit at a high rate of speed and get thrown around presumably in the wheel well and then the oil light and saw the oil trail.
I know I didn't hit anything with the pan.
 

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Welp, it was just the plug. My buddy and I swore we tightened it, but whatever you can't change it. I bought a univerisal one from National Auto with the magnet and another one just incase this happens again. I also ordered the ECS magnetic one and new copper rings for the next oil change before I sell it or it will go on the R32 in the spring.
Thanks to everyone for your help and support. I think the motor is fine, there was a bit of grey smoke but I think it subsided.
 
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