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Old 04-16-2006, 06:16 PM   #1
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I currently have a '96 Saturn SL2 with 90K. I'm looking for suggestions on where to purchase a replacement drain plug washer.

At the last oil change, I noticed a slight tear in the built in washer (or o-ring ?) on the drain plug.

The washer, or should I say o-ring, is removeable. Does anyone happen to know what size it is? Is this a part that I can obtain at the local hardware store such as Home Depot, etc? How much does this part normally cost?

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Is it actually leaking? Or are you just wanting to replace it because it shows sign of wear. On my sc1 its pretty worn but it still seals fine.

Anyway, any auto parts store should have em, advance auto for example
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I get them at Pep Boys. They come three to a package, Oil Tite part #65327.
Of course, purchased this way, they cost about $1 each, and are made in China. I'm looking for some alternative.
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You'll get some where you buy your MOTOR OIL.
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Of course, purchased this way, they cost about $1 each, and are made in China. I'm looking for some alternative.

You're looking alternative because it's made in China or because it is $1 each?
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I currently have a '96 Saturn SL2 with 90K. I'm looking for suggestions on where to purchase a replacement drain plug washer.

At the last oil change, I noticed a slight tear in the built in washer (or o-ring ?) on the drain plug.

The washer, or should I say o-ring, is removeable. Does anyone happen to know what size it is? Is this a part that I can obtain at the local hardware store such as Home Depot, etc? How much does this part normally cost?

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I get them at Pep Boys. They come three to a package, Oil Tite part #65327.
Of course, purchased this way, they cost about $1 each, and are made in China. I'm looking for some alternative.

Made in Taiwan. They don't really consider themselves part of china. For what its worth.
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:14 PM   #8
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Made in Taiwan. They don't really consider themselves part of china. For what its worth.
Actually, the ones I bought have CHINA molded into the rubber. They probably come from different sources.
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Actually, the ones I bought have CHINA molded into the rubber. They probably come from different sources.
Just going by what was printed on the cardboard bubble pack..
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Thanks everyone. I'll stop by Pep Boys to pick up some Zerex G-05 one of these days for the cooling system and check it out at that point. I may go to Home Depot and see if they have it...you never know.
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As eRic 02sc2 has already said you could just go to your nearest Saturn parts department and get one or more from them. I suspect that there may be a chance that they will have a few instock.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:25 AM   #12
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Now at 104,990, so I'm due for another oil change.

Still haven't replaced the o-ring. But I'm curious...Can i just put RTV into that groove on the drain plug and use it as a substitute for the o-ring? I have a tube lying around...the "thermostat/water pump RTV from Permatex," leftover from a water pump job.
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Don't use RTV, one of my dumb friends did that, and they wish they hadn't.

I use the Oil Tite ones, they are green synthetic, and I like them because unlike the rubber ones, they last longer...you can use them multiple times, however, being as cheap as they are, I just use a new one every time. It's like a condom, better to be safe than sorry.

I'm sure I could get plenty of free rubber ones from Saturn, as I know everyone that works there just about, but I don't care for the rubber ones. I've actually heard they make brass ones, and those can be used many times, but I've never been able to find one that works on these cars.
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I'm looking for suggestions on where to purchase a replacement drain plug washer.
If you plan on keeping the car for some time,
why not consider replacing the drain plug & rubber washer, with a Fumoto drain valve..
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Don't use RTV, one of my dumb friends did that, and they wish they hadn't.

I use the Oil Tite ones, they are green synthetic, and I like them because unlike the rubber ones, they last longer...you can use them multiple times, however, being as cheap as they are, I just use a new one every time. It's like a condom, better to be safe than sorry.

I'm sure I could get plenty of free rubber ones from Saturn, as I know everyone that works there just about, but I don't care for the rubber ones. I've actually heard they make brass ones, and those can be used many times, but I've never been able to find one that works on these cars.
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If you plan on keeping the car for some time,
why not consider replacing the drain plug & rubber washer, with a Fumoto drain valve..
Well, I'm just a bit uncomfortable about having one of those devices on my drain pan...afraid it might fail. We had one guy on our other forum who owned a new Prius and the valve failed on him one night.
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Well, I'm just a bit uncomfortable about having one of those devices on my drain pan...afraid it might fail. We had one guy on our other forum who owned a new Prius and the valve failed on him one night.
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BTW...by failed, I meant it left a huge pool of oil on his garage floor.
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