Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2004 12:19:38 GMT
From: Bob <>
Subject: Re: Oil plug gasket..

On Sun, 5 Sep 2004 13:27:14 GMT, hohnospamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson) wrote: >In article <rj3mj0pvtac2kr1krgud1apjd3sctesu48nospamcom>, >Bob <> wrote: > >> 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. > >The copper washers can be reused if they are heated in a gas flame >until red hot and then quickly cooled in cold water. This process >makes the copper soft again. Reuse of the coppper washer as is not >recommended as the hard copper washer will not seal as well as a >soft copper washer. SO you're saying that the copper gets hardened through the heating and cooling cycles of the engine running? I've always wondered about these things... I thought we changed them due to scratching during tightening. But, I was just guessing.

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