DRAIN PLUG WASHER


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DRAIN PLUG WASHER

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HELLO FRIENDS, MY QUESTION IS IT OK TO REUSE THE OIL DRAIN PLUG WASHER ON MY 1800. I HAVE SOME NEW ONES ON MY LIST. BUT WAITING FOR LARGER ORDER. THANKS.


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I do, with caution.

don't over torque it.
it seems you have some on order, I have several on hand also to use with each oil change.
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Post by GoldWingrGreg »

Many DIYr's reuse them. If it does not leak, you should be ok. However, if you take it to a shop to have your oil changed, and they reuse it, probably because they don't have a new one, shame on them.
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I have reused them 2 or 3 time without any trouble
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THANKS fellows. I thought so. My 1500 STILL looked new. APPRECIATE ALL THE REPLIES.
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I flip mine once then its in the bin on the third oil change.
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11 years and counting with the same one :oops: . Still no leaking.
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I found mine in my drain pan, once, after replacing the pan bolt and filling with oil. Rather than dump the new oil, I ran till my next oil change without one, and put it back in then. Since then, I keep some around, so if I do not like the looks of the one coming off, I put a new one on. The bike did not leak oil without a washer on it.
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My 2004 Has 331 thousand miles on it and I have never changed mine
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tinwacker wrote: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:45 am My 2004 Has 331 thousand miles on it and I have never changed mine
keep in mind that its job is too crush down and take up some of the force. My brother cracked an early cast aluminum oil pan on one of his bikes (CX500??) He had so many bikes I couldn't keep up. By over torquing the pan drain bolt....Not something you want to do on a wing. You crack that case down there...or imagine stripping the threads? Can you say a world of hurt? :o :shock: :? :(


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