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Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by 9COOP5, November 10, 2018.

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    1. 9COOP5

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      NTB just told me silicone was on my oil drain plug and I said why is not caked with dirt on it. They would not remove the plug and said they may not get it back in. My last oil change was in April and I asked why is the silicone not dirty? I brought the truck back home.

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    3. domct203

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      What is ‘NTB’?

      I can understand their reluctance to remove the plug, it looks like someone tried to stop a leak at the plug.

      Are you accusing the shop of putting the silicone on? Is this the same place you always get your oil changed at?
       
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      NTB is National Tire & Battery.
       
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      Yes it is National Tire & Battery. I am mostly wondering because my oil was last changed in April by the mechanic that does all my suspension work, etc..
      Would the silicone not have turned a different color by now and be caked on with dirt, grime and also as of yeterday salt where I live?
       
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      I highly doubt NTB would go through all the trouble of getting under the truck just to smear on some silicone, all to avoid getting under the truck to change the oil.

      I’d have a conversation with the last ‘mechanic’ that changed the oil, then find someone else to fix this properly.
       
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      Two scenarios could be at play here:
      1) The drain plug probably just needs a new o-ring,
      2) The drain plug threads are stripped and the silicone is holding it together.
       
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      I'd buy a new plug just in case and have a qualified tech change the oil. Incase there is an issue someone with experience will know what to do. Just RTV won't hold a plug in that's completely stripped and not seep.

      Most quick lube places use an rtv paste like such which does 2 things. You can verify no one has tampered with the drain plug if there is an engine issue or oil loss after the change. Then also if the o-ring is worn it still shouldn't leak with the goop on there. You might of got someone just leaning how to do their job on your truck.

      Worst case scenario is you replace the lower oil pan, also pretty easy to do on the 4.0.
       
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      Oil was changed and no issues reported.
       

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