The 18mm 'EZ Change' Drain Plug for your '02-'14 Dodge Turbo Diesel helps drain the engine oil in several ways.
- It permanently replaces the drain plug . . . no more leaking plug seals/washers
- The factory plug is replaced, eliminating the opportunity of fracture
- Simplifies oil changes
The patented drain tube screws into the oil plug. As you screw in the drain tube assembly, it pushes up a rubber sealed/spring loaded drain valve. Drain the oil, remove the drain tube (thus resealing the drain valve), reinstall the rubber sealed drain cap, and you’re finished.
Customers have certainly had problems with the engine oil drain plug that was introduced in 1994. The oil pan on the Cummins engine is made only for the Dodge Turbo Diesel and the oil drain plug is countersunk and recessed into the pan as a safety measure for clearance. It features a thin flange and is made to be removed/tightened with a 1/2" drive ratchet.
To summarize, there has been confusion regarding the torque specification (the established specification was higher than the new drain plug’s 40 ft./lb.) If the OEM drain plug is tightened more than 40 ft./lb the thin flange of the drain plug is known to separate from the shank. You'll lose some ground clearance with the 'EZ Change' drain plug, but you won't have to worry about a broken drain plug and the frustration that goes along with it.
NOTE: The 'EZ Change' oil drain plug will not work without the drain tube. Please add it to your order if you do not already have one. The 'EZ Change' Tube is sold separately.
18mm EZ Change Drain Plug ('02-'14) 5.9L and 6.7L