Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 15:13:18 +0000 From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com> Subject: Re: '88 900i 8v oil leak revisit: washer specific - which way isup ???
Dexter J wrote: > Actually - is there no merit in a fiber washer mated with a copper back > Grunff? It would be a wider lip - it should reduce slightly the torque > required to set the oil plug so it stopped seeping oil.. That may work, it may provide enough give to seal - but I'm still concerned about the crack. If it were my car, I'd want a permanent fix, be it a glue based one or a helicoil/bolt + washer solution. Cracks seldom heal themselves... > I agree it wouldn't be as long lived as an O Ring - but certainly would > provide better load spreading on the seal across the female on the block > (which would be keeping me up nights I can tell you).. Yup, very true. -- Grunff