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Not sure which drain plug you are talking about. If it is the oil drain plug you could try replacing the drain plug aluminum crush washer (seal).

Part # 94109-12000
 

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Yea its the oil drain plug, just cind-of weird, didn't really tighten that much. I'll look in to that but for right now I think I will try the Teflon tape.
If you use teflon tape DO NOT USE THE WHITE TAPE!!

Make sure you use the Yellow teflon tape.

FYI, White teflon tape melts when in contact with petrolem products and yellow teflon tape is petroleum safe. You may have to go to a plumbing store to get it, it is typically used on propane fittings.
 

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Should change the crush washer at every oil change.
 

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I overtightened the oil drain bolt on a 1998 300 Fourtrax and I did some serious damage to it....hopefully this is not the case here....but if it is I had a machine shop weld up the drain hole, drill and tap it back out and it was as good as new....total cost : 75.00
 

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QUOTE ("Jbruce":1r0qtg01)
It doesn't say to change the washer in the manful.. WTF Honda cant make a washer thats good for more than 1 oil change...

I used the teflon tape and it worked like a champ.
It's a small bolt and the tourque is 18 FT/LBS and is easy to overtighten without a tourque wrench, as far as the washer goes they should get replaced every oil change and even the reusable platic ones leak and wear out . Glad to here the Tape worked

FYI: page 4-12 in the Honda Foreman manual says " After the oil has drained , install the drain bolt with a new sealing washer " Sorry man , LOL.
 

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i did the same thing to my Rubi.......i put teflon tape on the bolt and also put silicone (heat proof) around it. Never did leak after a few months. I wanted it fixed correctly though, so i took it to my Honda dealer and he put a Heli-Coil in it and it's been like brand new since.........
 

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I did it too. I used the yellow tape and it seems to work. I was gonna try to find an oversize drain plug, if they make it. I thinks its a 12mm??
 

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I used a 1/2-inch by13 standard bolt 1/2-inches long,just ran a standard tap 1/2-inch by 13(with grease on it to catch metal shavings and regreased every turn)up through the oil drain hole and installed the bolt with new crush washer after I stripped mine.Pour a quart of oil trough before adding oil to flush out any metal that might have been in the engine.No one to fix it right, here so just had to get it done.Used high heat permatex sealant a couple of times on the original bolt,but did not trust it on the trail.It has been 1-1/2 years(about 1800 miles) since I have done it and is still going fine.
 
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