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I have a zetech engine.da bolt of my oil plug is

I have a zetech engine.da bolt of my oil plug is badly damage.i have re-done da head bt did not change da oil plug bolt.wil dis coz any problem 2 da engines performance?

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Is it the thread of the plug or the head ? It should be replaced as it will be nessacery to remove it next time the car is in for servicing and if the thread is damaged then it will probably leak oil .

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Shouldn't hurt it as long as our not leaking any oil . Next time you change your oil I would get a new plug at your local parts store ther only about $5

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Anything can cause the check engine light to go on from a loose gas cap, to a transmission issue. When the onboard computer detects an issue, it will restrict performance so as to not damage the engine any further. An Oil change won't affect this light. The only way to determine the cause of the light is to have the computer scanned with an OBD-II tool (Autozone does this for free) to determine the codes and cause for the light. You can also clear the light with the OBD-II tool, but if the problem is still there, the light will just come back on

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If you need further explanation on this problem please feel free to follow up with a comment and i will assist you from there. If this assisted you please feel free to rate it. Thanks, Midwest-tek

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