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Drain Plug Crush Washer

Which way does it get installed on the drain plug?

I assume that the flat side of the crush washer goes on the flat par t of the drain plug and the rounded side goes towards the motor.

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I need a new one for both my oil drain and my drive drain bolts.... Anyone know if I can get them from Advance Auto or Autozone?

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I need a new one for both my oil drain and my drive drain bolts.... Anyone know if I can get them from Advance Auto or Autozone?
They have the 1/2" copper washers, some use those instead of the crush washers.

Last time I bought them, crush washers were a $ 1.00 a piece at my local dealer. I usually by a handful of them just so I have them handy. I install them the same way the first one was installed. Curved side towards the bolt head, flat side toward the pan. The original factory installed washer was on that way.

I use a new washer about every three oil changes. By that time they are getting pretty flat and it is before they show any wear. You can use the 1/2" copper washers the same way. As soon as they showed any scratches or flattened areas I replaced them. Three times seems pretty safe. At a $ 1.00 each from the stealer or $ 0.40 each for 1/2 copper drain washers at Napa they really could be changed every time.


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LOL..........i always forget about those washers until the oil change. then as i'm going to put the drain plug back in i think: "**** i forgot again. i really should find those somewhere and buy some for next time".

then the bike is due for an oil change again.

i think i have about 5 oil changes on my bike now and still haven't remembered to get a new washer. i just run the bike for a couple minutes after the oil change and keep and eye on the plug/washer, and then take it around the block a couple times and check it again. LOL so far i haven't had to borrow the wifes bike to go find a new washer. LOL

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mine ain't never had no washer on it.
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mine ain't never had no washer on it.

If you look close its there. You can slip your knife in the crack at the bolt head......Easy to put new one on but, hard to get the old on off.

I have to replace the diff. crush washer every time but can get away with three oil changes on the engine oil.

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mine ain't never had no washer on it.

If you look close its there. You can slip your knife in the crack at the bolt head......Easy to put new one on but, hard to get the old on off.

I have to replace the diff. crush washer every time but can get away with three oil changes on the engine oil.
if i can't tell it's even there, why worry about replacing it? never saw any leaking.
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mine ain't never had no washer on it.

If you look close its there. You can slip your knife in the crack at the bolt head......Easy to put new one on but, hard to get the old on off.

I have to replace the diff. crush washer every time but can get away with three oil changes on the engine oil.
if i can't tell it's even there, why worry about replacing it? never saw any leaking.
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The Advance Auto by my house has aluminum drain plug washers. I just bought a variety of sizes for multiple vehicles. I use a new one every time.

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