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Old 06-08-2011, 08:18 AM
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Default Oil crush washer - where to buy?

I have an oil leak, it leaks 1 drop a day and it started after my oil change.
I did not replace the crush washer.
I wiped it dry a few times and made sure nothing else is cracked and am 100% sure its the crush washer.

Can I buy one at O'reillys or at Autozone or Advance Auto Parts?
If yes, what is it called?
Do I ask for a 12mm crush washer or what?
 
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:49 AM
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I got mine at the local honda dealer, I think it was $.50 or less.
 
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:52 AM
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I get mine from the Dealership but thats just because it is beside my work.
I'm sure they would understand what your talking about if you asked for a 12mm crush washer for your oil drain plug.
 
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I bought a couple 12mm copper crush washers from O'Reilly last week when I changed my oil. They seemed a little big, so when I tightened down the drain bolt I made sure the washer was centered before I gave it that final crank. I've put on about 100+ miles or so since the oil change and some of those were on the Dyno, still no leak yet.

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Thanks everyone, there's an O'reillys near my work, will check them out today.
 
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:33 AM
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Any autoparts store should carry them. Just ask for a 12mm crush washer and tell them what it's for if they are confused.
 
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:41 AM
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I got the 12mm copper washers from O'reilly.

The washers have a flat side and a curved side.
Someone told me mybe I put on the washer incorrectly thats why I got the slow leak.
Which side goes towards the oil pan?
 
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The whole point of a crush washer is that it MUST BE ALUMINUM! Thus it can "crush" and seat correctly upon torquing down...if you just went and bought a regular old 12mm washer then dont wonder why you are leaking oil...oh and dont trust muppets at auto stores..

Flat side towards pan
 
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by 600F4inoober View Post
The whole point of a crush washer is that it MUST BE ALUMINUM!
After running a quick search it seems as though a lot of people use copper washers for oil drain plugs on cars and bikes. I think either copper or aluminium should work.
 
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:34 AM
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Has anyone tried one of those quick-drain type plugs where you flip a lever or push and turn to drain the oil without actually taking the plug off?

Like these.

I saw one the other day at the autoparts store and thought it might help make oil changes a little easier.
 

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