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So, I messed up. I was changing my oil and drained the wrong plug. After looking all through the manual and online, I still can't find out what this plug is for and what came out.

It looked like oil, but I don't know if it was. Very little of whatever it was drained. After I realized my mistake, I put the plug back and drained the oil using the right plug.

Can someone tell me what this is? Is this something I should be concerned about? I'm really stymied and I can't find any information.

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David

 

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It's an oil gallery plug. After the oil galleries are drilled in the casting, they are plugged. You just lost a little oil.
 

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Thank you for your quick reply and thank you for quelling my fears that perhaps I had done something horrible in my haste to change the oil.

Whew.
 

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It's an oil gallery plug. After the oil galleries are drilled in the casting, they are plugged. You just lost a little oil.
Hmm. The anal retentive side of me now wonders if it would be useful to release those bolts occasionally to help drain all the oil during an oil change ... :biggrinjester:

p.s. But seriously, folks ... were I you, I'd probably replace the crush washer that is likely behind that bolt, and properly retorque it, for my own peace of mind.
 
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