Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 11:57:16 +0000
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: '88 900i 8v oil leak revisit: washer specific - which way is up ???

tom wrote: > 1. hi: may I concentrate on the washer on said model ? > Its copper you see. And here's the thing: > its not symetrical : I dont mean warped, I mean > its concave (on one side, and er, convex on the other). > Ok, so far we are doing splendidly well. > > Now, which way do I put it: > > a) like St. Pauls (dome on top, whispering gallery below), or > > b) an alien spaceship crater (with no spaceship) It doesn't matter - it'll get squashed flat when you tighten anyway. It shouldn't be too domed, especially not in your case, otherwise you have no chance of getting a good seal. > 2. I wonder why they switched from fibre to copper, > I fancy giving the fibre a go just for fun. Copper seals well and lasts longer. > And, I think I goofed with the dowty washer and o-ring idea. > It all sounded very nive, but they have rubber in them, > so I have been told that's mad. Waddya think ? I actually thought you were onto a winner with the o ring idea. As long as it's neoprene, it should be fine. -- Grunff

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