Oil leak


The rear axle on my Sportrak has developed a very slight oil leak from the drain plug.Am I OK to leave this until the MOT and service in October or would I be better advised to sort it out now.


If I remember correctly there

If I remember correctly there is a small copper washer with the drain plug..sometimes the copper washer looses its 'springiness.
You can restore this by taking the washer and hang it from a little bit of wire....then heat washer with a blow torch till it glows red..then plunge it into cold water..hey presto the washer will have its spring back.

If the washer is missing...replace it or use some PFE tape (the kind plumbers use ) wraped around the threads of the drain plug.

You might of course just need to tighten the nut Smile