Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2004 13:04:34 GMT From: Bob <nopenospamlmakingupaddresses.com> Subject: Re: Oil plug gasket..
On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 13:11:19 GMT, meld_b <meld_bnospamo.com> wrote: >This is actually sortof a Subaru question, but on my SAAB's for years >I've been reusing the copper washer when I do oil changes. I think that >SAAB recommends a new one every time right? > >On the Subaru it's a crushable washer that starts at 0.080-0.083 and >ends up 0.058-0.061. Can anyone tell me of other options used for this >function and if they've moved the copper idea from SAAB elsewhere? I'm not sure what the question is, but you can buy the Saab washers for about .74 cents each from the dealer. But, they never look worn and it does seem like a waste to toss it. I have some Nissans that use a crush washer and I changed them for years without changing the washers. I kept looking at the plug thinking "I should look into getting a new flat washer for that". It wasn't until I bought them at the dealer that I realized they were the crush variety. They never leaked even when reused many times.