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10-25-2018 08:21 PM
Fox
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Originally Posted by spike55_bmw View Post
OK,
I'm dealing with tuff guys.
I'm out.
Hahaha, on the other hand, even if crush washers aren't necessary, they're a good value if they get you peace of mind.

Tuff, more like lazy
10-25-2018 08:17 PM
spike55_bmw OK,
I'm dealing with tuff guys.
I'm out.
10-25-2018 11:27 AM
Fox
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Originally Posted by spike55_bmw View Post
Do any of the engine oil drain plug washer "mega" re-users anneal their washers before re-using? I have don't it with good results (no drips) but softer aluminum does "pancake" easier even at 15 lb/ft of torque.
Sometimes I wipe the crud off of it before I reinstall. Other than that, the washer is maybe a few microns thick at best - more symbolic than anything.
10-25-2018 06:59 AM
spike55_bmw Do any of the engine oil drain plug washer "mega" re-users anneal their washers before re-using? I have don't it with good results (no drips) but softer aluminum does "pancake" easier even at 15 lb/ft of torque.
10-23-2018 08:02 PM
Stalky Tracker I usually start with an oil and filter change (unless recently done), check tire pressures, add Marine Sta-Bil, top off the gas tank, take a brief ride to run the mixture through the system, swap positions with the snow blower in the garage, put on center stand, slide vinyl/rubber floor mat under front tire, plug in Battery Tender to bike and wall outlet, set out several boxes of d-CON poison, and throw the mc cover over it. And hope spring comes early.
10-23-2018 12:05 PM
dravnx 100,000 miles on my '12 DL650. 20 oil changes, original crush washer.
10-23-2018 11:32 AM
Fox
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Originally Posted by Brockie View Post
The torque spec for the oil drain plug is 15ft/lbs, not 150ft/lbs.
Haha you've got that right.

And if there's a limit for v-strom 650 crush washer reuse, I haven't found it yet. Original crush washer here, 32 oil changes, no visible wear on the threads and no leaks (from the drain plug anyway ).
10-23-2018 11:19 AM
Brockie The torque spec for the oil drain plug is 15ft/lbs, not 150ft/lbs.
10-23-2018 08:26 AM
spike55_bmw I agree that washers can be reused, but there's a limit
10-23-2018 07:45 AM
Houstrom46*
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The book also says to change the oil drain plug crush washer but I do not usually do that and I have never had an oil leak there, nor ever lost a drain plug. Buy a new 17mm crush washer if you like.
In 30+ years of doing my own oil changes, I've never replaced crush washers on any bike or car I've owned. Hi milers were 240K on an Accord I sold a few years back, 180k on the wife's current Camry, and a Silverado & Sierra each with just under 120k miles when I sold them (although I don't think 120k is considered high miles anymore). I owned each since new, and none ever had any leaks from the drain plug. Any thoughts on whether Walmart or any of these fast lube chains bother with the crush washer?
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