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I doubt it. Toyota carries Oil Drain Plug Gaskets, buy a few, real cheap

did i misunderstand?
 

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No, I don't believe that's it. That's a gasket for a plug into the Cylinder Head Assembly. See Section 40.05 of the Parts List.

I think you're looking for Engine -> Sump Assembly

05 Washer, plug sealing
SKU: A120E6461S
 

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Creirwy just barely beat me to it. :)
 

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the only time you need to change the oil plug gasket is when you lose it!
this 'change the gasket' thing is pure BS.
in 40 years i have yet to see a need for changing an oil plug gasket.
end of rant.
buy the gasket from your local toyota dealer, the same gasket fits nearly all current toyota cars as well as the lotus...IT'S A TOYOTA ENGINE!
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it may be true you don't "need" to change the gasket at every change. however, it is a Lotus, and for me my first. so to me the $1 is worth the peace of mind.

however, go to Toyota and spend a buck or so each, not 2.55.

good luck.
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it may be true you don't "need" to change the gasket at every change. however, it is a Lotus, and for me my first. so to me the $1 is worth the peace of mind.

however, go to Toyota and spend a buck or so each, not 2.55.

good luck.
t. a.
Why? Its not like all of your oil is going to POUR out in one trip to the mall, and you blow your engine. If you notice oil dripping, simply change the gasket, if not, there is no need.
 

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I asked my friend Toyota engineer. He said after multiple uses the gasket can get ridges that form leaks.

According to Car Talk and it's listeners, this works:

Attach a vacuum cleaner hose to oil fill hole, making sure it's pretty well-sealed.

Turn vacuum on and then remove oil drain plug...no oil is supposed to pour out.

Of course, if it's an old British or Italian car....the engine gaskets may not be sealing well enough.

got to be easier than turning car upside down....
 
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