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Old 05-14-2019, 09:42 AM
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Question Plastic oil drain plug

Hello everyone, I recently did my 1st oil change on my 2014 BMW 320i F30 N20.

I bought the Filter and Plug and the oil from the Dealer.

After I greased up the new seals and installed them checked the oil no leaks. I checked the oil drain plug and it looked wet so I wiped it off, waited, didn't see any drips so I left a paper towel and took the dog for a walk and didn't see any drips when I got back, the plug still looked wet with little residue when I wiped it. Waited again, wiped it and more residue but no drips. Did this about 6 more times. I don't see any actual drip stains, just seems like the plug is seeping at a microscopic rate.

Should I replace the plug or am I just being paranoid?

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Old 05-20-2019, 09:55 PM
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Maybe keep checking then replace it. It is suppose to be one time use. The tightening torque is low. I think it is 8 nm or 5.9 ft. lbs. That is the plastic one, not the metal, high torque one in a F30 x-drive.
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