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Hi everyone,

I have a 2006 Corolla CE with a stripped oil drain plug (thanks to the fine gentlemen at the local quick oil change joint). I've been using a butterfly replacement plug, but I don't like the idea of one of them failing and dumping my oil all over the street.

I was looking at the oil pan, and it appears to be a pretty straight-forward job. So, I have the following questions:

1) What kind of sealant would be best to use

2) What is the Toyota recommended torque to tighten up the bolts

3) Are there better bolts I can use than the ones there already

4) Are there any hidden surprises in what looks like a fairly easy job

5) Does anyone have any pointers or advice on how to make the job go smoothly?

I've gotten a lot of good advice so far on this forum - thanks to everyone!

Bob
 

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1) Black F.I.P.G. from the toyota dealer

2) 9nm or 80 in/lbs

3) Re-use bolts

4) Straight forward, no real surpises

5) Use fresh razor blades to remove old gasket from both surfaces and a can of brake parts cleaner to make sure the block doesnt have any oil on it. Oh take your time. Use jack stands and not a hydraulic jack to support your car while your under it. Dont forget to drain it before you start, and refill it before you start it back up again.

Good luck.
Sean
 
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