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Oil pan plug leaking - 1997 Chevrolet Camaro

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Tried tightening? If yes, get new plug & gasket if required.

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Get a oil pan plug universal gasket washer with a teflon sealing ring, that will cure the problem avail at any upscale auto parts store like NAPA or Carquest for around $1.

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