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Before I change oil in my new-to-me used 2005 Dodge Ram Quadcab heavy duty with Cummins diesel, I need to know if I have the stock oil drain plug.

I've read that the stock plug has a tendency to crack, and that the torque listed in the owners manual (37 ft-lbs) is in error.

The plug has a square hole that my 3/8 in. ratchet fits perfectly.

If it is the stock plug, I'll purchase a new plug before I change the oil.

Is it the stock plug?

I tried to post a thread with a picture of the plug but when I tried to pull in the picture I lost the post. This stuff is new to me too!
 

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^^^^^^ Yeh, get that one its a great plug and makes changing the oil much easier and cleaner.
 

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Must have stock oil drain plug

Thanks for the input. After looking at the plug once more I notice that it has a very thin shoulder.

I'm ordering a replacement before I change the oil.

I've seen the FTP-F104-A advertized elsewhere as a Fumoto Valve. I don't know that I'd trust a valve with a moveable part, but I think I like the idea of installing it just one time!

Thanks again, I'm off to Geno's Garage.
 
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