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Old 09-27-2013, 06:41 AM
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Question Oil drain plug/gasket replace?

Me, again. The oil drain plug and gasket- are they one or two items, and should they be replaced at each or any oil change? I am a do it yourselfer- that way I know exactly what and when is in the crankcase- and the directions say to examine and replace these items if needed. My past experience with imports (BMW, Honda, Lexus, Nissan, as nauseum) all show a crushable drain plug gasket that should be replaced at each drain. Does same apply to my WK2 with 13100 miles- the oil was changed and lights rset by dealer a week ago, but I am also a belt and suspenders man- I want to put in Mobil 1 just to be sure, but do not want to mess up something that is not currently messed up, if you know what I mean. Oh, and there is more. What dimension is the drain plug, and do I have to remove any splash shields, ala Nissan, Lexus, et al? I am not lazy, just arthritis and repaired knees (too many years coaching Track and Field, Cross Country, weight lifting make crawling around on concrete on my back, well, less than rewarding- but I refuse to give in) and any knowledge gained sitting at my computer bugging the forum members is helpful- as opposed to crawling under the Jeep. Thanks for your collective patience while I undergo my learning curve.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:21 AM
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Re: Oil drain plug/gasket replace?

Looks like the gasket and plug are one part............
Engine Oil Pan, Engine Oil Level Indicator & Related Parts 3.6L [ERB] - PLUG, Oil Drain - 06506214AA | Mopar


Lot more info here............Oil change DIY 3.6L step by step

1. No oil filter cap wrench needed as it's above the engine. You need to use a 24 mm socket wrench.
2. There is an access hole in the skid plate to get to the oil plug. No skid plate removal necessary.
3. 13 mm socket to remove oil plug
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Re: Oil drain plug/gasket replace?

Thank myou veryn much, once again. Just bfinished installing the pedal covers, and yes, the brake is a son of a gun, but a few choice words, patience, and a knee cushion made it possible. Again, thank you!!!
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Re: Oil drain plug/gasket replace?

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Me, again. The oil drain plug and gasket- are they one or two items, and should they be replaced at each or any oil change? I am a do it yourselfer- that way I know exactly what and when is in the crankcase- and the directions say to examine and replace these items if needed. My past experience with imports (BMW, Honda, Lexus, Nissan, as nauseum) all show a crushable drain plug gasket that should be replaced at each drain. Does same apply to my WK2 with 13100 miles- the oil was changed and lights rset by dealer a week ago, but I am also a belt and suspenders man- I want to put in Mobil 1 just to be sure, but do not want to mess up something that is not currently messed up, if you know what I mean. Oh, and there is more. What dimension is the drain plug, and do I have to remove any splash shields, ala Nissan, Lexus, et al? I am not lazy, just arthritis and repaired knees (too many years coaching Track and Field, Cross Country, weight lifting make crawling around on concrete on my back, well, less than rewarding- but I refuse to give in) and any knowledge gained sitting at my computer bugging the forum members is helpful- as opposed to crawling under the Jeep. Thanks for your collective patience while I undergo my learning curve.
The gasket on the oil plug should last for years. Also Mobil 1 is not the recommended oil, it's Pennzoil 0w-40
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:06 PM
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Re: Oil drain plug/gasket replace?

Are you sure about the oil weight- the owner's manual says 6 quarts of 5W-30.
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Re: Oil drain plug/gasket replace?

radbushi has a 6.4 Hemi...those take the 0w-40
We (3.6's) need 5w-30

3.6 V6 Pentastar

6 qts. (w/filter) Oil pan bolt torque: 20 ft. lbs./27 N·m
5W-30 (3.6 V6) MOPARŪ API Certified SAE 5W-30 engine oil, meeting the requirements of Chrysler Group LLC Material Standard MS-6395
Mopar p/n 04761838AB, MSRP $3.20/quart
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Re: Oil drain plug/gasket replace?

Perfesser..........looks like you put this thread in the SRT W2 forum instead of just the W2 forum.

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Re: Oil drain plug/gasket replace?

OOPS!!! Sorry about that- still learning....and Thank You!!!
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