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Hi I recently changed the oil on my Getz. I put in 5w30 synthetic oil and a new sump plug washer that I got from a Hyundai dealer. I tightened up the sump plug to what I thought was tight but noted an oil leak at the plug. The manual advises that the torgue for tightening the plug should be between 25-33 ib.ft. I then tightened the plug using my torque wrench to 25 ib.ft. I noticed that there was still a oil leak at the plug so tightened it to 30 ib.ft. There was still a slight leak so tightened the plug to the maximum advised in the manual to 33 ib.ft. The plug seems tight but there is still a slight leak. Any advice on what I should do now as I am worried about stripping the thread. Thanks. Laurence
 

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Hi I recently changed the oil on my Getz. I put in 5w30 synthetic oil and a new sump plug washer that I got from a Hyundai dealer. I tightened up the sump plug to what I thought was tight but noted an oil leak at the plug. The manual advises that the torgue for tightening the plug should be between 25-33 ib.ft. I then tightened the plug using my torque wrench to 25 ib.ft. I noticed that there was still a oil leak at the plug so tightened it to 30 ib.ft. There was still a slight leak so tightened the plug to the maximum advised in the manual to 33 ib.ft. The plug seems tight but there is still a slight leak. Any advice on what I should do now as I am worried about stripping the thread. Thanks. Laurence
I torque mine to 25 foot pounds also and never have any leaks. Sometimes the old sealing washer gets stuck on the pan. Check that you don't have 2 washers on the plug. That's all I can think would create a leak. Sounds like you did a proper job. good luck. cheers.
 

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Hyundai not been problem for oil leak at drain plug, but make sure to have new ring, inspect seal surfaces on pan and drain plug for damage, and only 1 ring on the plug, seen them come in with 2, no leak there either... torque 32 lb-ft.
 

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Hi thanks for your help. I drained the oil and checked as advised. There was only one washer on the plug and nothing stuck to the pan. I refilled with oil and put on a new washer and torqued to 25 ib.ft but there was still a slight leak so I tightened again to 32 il.ft. There was still a leak. I drained again and put on a "dowty" or bonded washer which is made up of rubber on the inside and metal on the outside. 14mm size. I set the torque wrench to 25 ib.ft but the plug appeared tight before I reached this torque so I stopped. The leak appears to have stopped. On inspecting both crush washers both had the same indentation so I presume that this must be an unevenness on the pan and this was where the oil was leaking. Hopefully that is it fixed now. Laurence
 
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