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2012 JKU - Quick Oil Change Question, Please Help!

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In the middle of doing my first ever oil change thanks to the guidance of the WF, and I have a question- please pardon my ignorance.

I don't see a gasket on the oil drain plug- just looks like it was on there without one. Is this normal? Should I be fishing through the drained oil for it? The bucket it's draining into has a grate / filter that should have caught it, but I'm not seeing it there.

I don't think that I should be relying on the drain plug without the rubber seal / gasket, so just wanted to get the collective's advice.

Thanks
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks for the quick reply, everyone. Breathing easier :)
 

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In the olds days they had a plastic washer. If anything ever happened to it you could make a new one out of a plastic coffee can lid. The good ol' days....
 

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No gasket on the filter on the '12. It's a cartridge. There is a rubber o-ring on the cap. You get a new one with every filter.
 

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Success! Oil change completed. No leaks, though it did get a tad messy with the oil shooting out a couple feet upon removing the drain plug. Laid some cardboard down as a precaution so no biggie. Replaced the O-ring as well.

Next up- swapping out the headlight bulbs.
 
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