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Old 06-30-2011, 10:16 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Bimmer37 View Post
Just picked up the drain plug and washers today from the dealer. Unfortunately I cant find my damn 14mm hex bit (tore up my garage looking for it).

FYI the washers are the same size as the plugs so you can't tell from the outside whether they are on or not. I'm pretty sure I did put the washers on there when I last changed the fluid. Not sure why its leaking but I can't really do anything until I find my 14mm hex bit.
If your car was not leveled when you were filling it up, likely you filled a little too much and like someone mentioned it will get rid of the extra through a hole. I am hoping its either that or washer failed, or you somehow forgot to put it. Dont forget to torque the plugs if you can, thats always good for washer and the plug..
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