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Oil drain plug washer?

Old 05-30-2006, 10:02 PM
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actually, at work, when the drain plug is leaking we just replace the whole plug/washer assembly. i also like to put the magnetic plugs in too. so when the next oil change comes around you can get a heads up to any internal problems.

but those nylon washers are pretty durable.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:16 PM
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The nylon one will work. I have one on both off my drain plugs. It crushing itself when you tighten down the plug and seals it. My doesn't leak from the drain plugs at all. I've reused my plastic one no problems also.
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Old 05-31-2006, 02:01 AM
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Thanks Fiveliter and Zach. I bet it doesn't leak now that I've tightened it down a bit more. Thanks for confirmation that I didn't necessarily get the wrong washers.
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Old 05-31-2006, 02:04 AM
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yeah! just gotta get tough!!
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Old 05-31-2006, 02:06 AM
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yeah! just gotta get tough!!
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Old 05-31-2006, 03:42 AM
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I don't know about nylon, but all the ones I use are plastic
Thanks for the replies folks. I'm just glad someone has seen plastic ones before. Did your plastic washers come from the dealer? I guess I'll check with another dealer, and see what their washers are made of. It sucks though because I just changed my oil. On another note, it could be leaking because I'm a girl about tightening bolts, after having stripped so many in the past. Thanks again.
I feel you man, ever since my brother shattered a lug-wrench engd in on one of my lugs in my wheels (taking one month to get it out), I am a little more careful about who I hand tools to and how much power I give everything.
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:49 AM
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One thing you can try gr84u is to put some grease on your wheel studs. The lugs will not rust to them and they go on and off a lot easier. Its just a good trick thats nice to know.
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Old 05-31-2006, 03:47 PM
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I don't know about nylon, but all the ones I use are plastic
Thanks for the replies folks. I'm just glad someone has seen plastic ones before. Did your plastic washers come from the dealer? I guess I'll check with another dealer, and see what their washers are made of. It sucks though because I just changed my oil. On another note, it could be leaking because I'm a girl about tightening bolts, after having stripped so many in the past. Thanks again.
I feel you man, ever since my brother shattered a lug-wrench engd in on one of my lugs in my wheels (taking one month to get it out), I am a little more careful about who I hand tools to and how much power I give everything.
Yeah, I learned the hard way. Unfortunately, I learned by busting bolts on other peoples' motorcycles. I had a week where I couldn't help snapping and stripping bolts. Now I'm a bit ratchet-shy. Learned how to heli-coil though.
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Old 05-31-2006, 03:54 PM
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i got some metal and rubber oil plug washers from the local percision tune they worked pretty good.
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Old 05-31-2006, 04:00 PM
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i got some metal and rubber oil plug washers from the local percision tune they worked pretty good.
Thanks Zook. I'll probably look for some of those next oil change--if my current washers don't work out.
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