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Thin washers

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Hi
I have a 1994 Goldwing SE 1500 and I'm missing those thin washers that go on the connection where the air line connects to the right shock, one before the fitting and one after the fitting. I see partzilla doesn't even have it listed. Does anyone know where I can order them from, I wonder if I can get them at an auto parts store?

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most true value hardware stores have a great selection of bolts and washers,
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Thank you. I'll take the part with me to see if the thin washer will fit.

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There are two o-rings (not washers) before and an o-ring after the fitting.
I think you couldn't locate them on partzilla. Check the link and the picture below to install the parts correctly.

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda ... istributor

Edit: there are two o-rings not washers before the fitting.
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Keep in mind those are not regular washers. They are CRUSH washers. They are made out of soft metal (usually copper or aluminum) and their purpose is to deform and squish out slightly when compressed with the bolt. The idea is that they seal against any nicks or imperfections on the steel fittings being fastened together, to make an airtight seal. Regular steel washers will not seal properly.

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For some reason I thought that those washers were just really thin copper washers. I looked on Partzilla but under rear shock absorber and diagram showed the washers but the number for that line item wasn't even listed. Thanks guys. Oh anyone know what the torque value is when tightening this to the air shock? I'm almost ready to lower the bags, I'm just trying to figure out the correct order.

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guitarzan wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:06 am
For some reason I thought that those washers were just really thin copper washers. I looked on Partzilla but under rear shock absorber and diagram showed the washers but the number for that line item wasn't even listed. Thanks guys. ...

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You could find them under the air distributor tab.

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This picture in the service manual may help for the torque value.
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When I took the air hose off the air shock, I thought that the washers were missing, so in reality they were never there and I've been looking for something that doesn't even belong there..........oh Brother

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Erdeniz Umman wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:18 am
This picture in the service manual may help for the torque value.
Hello Erdeniz,
That's going to help me a lot, I appreciate that you helped me.

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