84 Tercel SR5 19mm oil plug, what gasket to use?

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84 Tercel SR5 19mm oil plug, what gasket to use?

Post by mountaindude » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:03 pm

19mm oil plug. Where to find correct gasket? Thanks.

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Re: 84 Tercel SR5 19mm oil plug, what gasket to use?

Post by Petros » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:07 pm

most auto parts stores have generic soft gaskets for the oil drain plug of various sizes, they are cheap (like $0.19), if not sure get several sizes.
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Re: 84 Tercel SR5 19mm oil plug, what gasket to use?

Post by xirdneh » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:24 pm

I usually make my own with gasket material and apply non-hardening gasket goo to both sides. I also goop up the plug threads. Never had a leak doing this. I have tried some store bought washers of different types but some have leaked. Draining oil to fix leak is irritating. If I had to use a washer the ones that are metal with rubber impregnated seal seem the best. I'm sticking with my method.
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Re: 84 Tercel SR5 19mm oil plug, what gasket to use?

Post by SynthDesign » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:28 pm

Buy it at Toyota when you buy the filter. The combo at retail should be less than $10. If you can't get one, send me a PM with your address and Ill toss it in the post. Don't use the crappy autodepot store ones. They always leak.
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Re: 84 Tercel SR5 19mm oil plug, what gasket to use?

Post by splatterdog » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:34 am

If yours is having trouble sealing make sure to check the pan. The early big plug pans had a small square channel in the threads of the pan to allow a better drain. But, the pan sheet metal can get compressed in to this channel making drain plug sealing impossible. On two, I've welded a large washer to the pan, creating a new and much thicker sealing surface. Trying to do that in car is a PIA. Second one was done as PM while the pan was off, clean/dry, and upside down..

The dealer should have the 100% correct gasket.

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