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Minor oil leak question

My car 1977 911S:

Just had my oil changed about three weeks ago, and since then, I've noticed a small oil leak in a new place... not really under the engine or valve covers, but from what appears to be a plug(?) with a small washer/seal... that looks like it's directly under, or part of the oil tank. In other words, just behind, and in line with the rear passenger (US/Canadian car) side tire.

Assuming this is where the leak is coming from... what is this plug/screw/seal (or whatever)?

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-MAS

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I think it sounds like you are talking about the oil tank drain plug .If oil is "hanging" off the plug the seal washer may be damaged or the plug may not be snug.If the oil was just changed by a shop take it back if you think you have a leak.It's a simple fix unless they crossthreaded the plug.
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Yep, that would be your oil tank drain plug. Before taking it back, you might get a wrench on it to make sure it is not just loose.
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They may have reused the washer on the oil tank drain plug. I use a new crush washer every thime I change the oil and mine has never leaked. Maybe that's all they need to do....

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