Crush washer


11 replies to this topic
  • SteveKing84

Posted February 04, 2013 - 03:21 PM

#1

Does anyone know if Home Depot / Lowes has a crush washer for the oil drain plug on a 04 yz450f? I imagine it'd be the same for any of the years though?

  • rotax800

Posted February 04, 2013 - 04:30 PM

#2

Does everyone really change these every time? I'm on my 10th or so oil change and the original still works fine. no weeping or nothing.

  • SteveKing84

Posted February 04, 2013 - 04:46 PM

#3

I just like to play it safe. The times where I didn't have a new one and just used an old washer I've had no problems though

Edited by SteveKing84, February 04, 2013 - 04:46 PM.


  • cereal killer

Posted February 04, 2013 - 04:46 PM

#4

You're supposed to change those?!

  • poppa

Posted February 04, 2013 - 05:33 PM

#5

Does anyone know if Home Depot / Lowes has a crush washer for the oil drain plug on a 04 yz450f? I imagine it'd be the same for any of the years though?

No, they don't.

  • FinchFan194

Posted February 04, 2013 - 06:44 PM

#6

I prob have 30+ oil changes on my bike...never ONCE changed one.

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  • grayracer513

Posted February 04, 2013 - 07:14 PM

#7

They do get thin after a while, but I rarely replace them unless they've been used a good number of times. It's proper, but from a pragmatic standpoint, it just isn't necessary that often.

  • Do I Care?

Posted February 04, 2013 - 10:01 PM

#8

In Australia we have a little more trouble. If we try to use alluminium washers like on the magnetic Gold plug it leaks :banghead:
I only use copper washers now & soften them after a few uses by heating them up red & dowsing in water quickly.
You should be able to buy copper washers at a hardware store or simmilar.

Edited by Barra8, February 04, 2013 - 10:02 PM.


  • WouldsAssassin

Posted February 05, 2013 - 11:57 AM

#9

Does anyone know if Home Depot / Lowes has a crush washer for the oil drain plug on a 04 yz450f? I imagine it'd be the same for any of the years though?


Your local auto parts store will have them.

  • gottaroost

Posted February 06, 2013 - 12:20 PM

#10

Your local auto parts store will have them.


I bought an assortment pack from Advance Auto and was able to use them on brake line banjo bolts too.

  • SteveKing84

Posted February 06, 2013 - 12:22 PM

#11

Thanks guys

  • migs647

Posted February 07, 2013 - 07:00 AM

#12

FWIW, the GYTR Magnetic Drain Bolt doesn't have a crush washer, just a normal copper washer.





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