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Offline EvW1985

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Oil change; washer thickness
« on: June 08, 2020, 06:20:38 AM »
So, for my 2014 800XC I got a replacement washer for the oil sump drain plug. It's the same ID and OD as the original one, however it's a copper one onstead of steel and the thickness is about half the size of the original one. My girlfriend would say yes, but I'll ask you guys; does the thickness matter?

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Re: Oil change; washer thickness
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 07:00:39 AM »
Ignore your girlfriend  :016: it'll do just as good a job.

I tend to anneal copper crush washers before use, heat them until cherry red and then straight into water.
Probably not needed with a new one though, just me  :002:

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