You need to replace it each time you do an oil change. Yes, there are those
who say you can re-use the old one, but re-use isn't such a good idea when
it leaks, is it? New ones are only 50 cents from the dealer.
You're making 100% certain both bolt and pan surfaces are 100% free of
grit, and that you're tightening to /NO MORE THAN/ 33 ft/lbs?
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