Oil Change = Mysterious Copper Washer
Posted June 02, 2004 - 06:55 AM
Once I was all done and putting away my tools, I looked down and I noticed a nice copper washer on the floor where I was changing the oil. I don't recall taking a copper washer off a bolt in previous oil changes, but alas, there it was, with a little oil on it. I looks like its the size of either the frame bolt, or the rear drain bolt, but for some reason, I think it goes on the rear drain bolt. Can anyone confirm?
Any risk running without it and putting it back on after my next oil change? I hate to make waste of all that fresh oil. Or am I crazy and this thing is just a sign that I need to clean my workspace better?
Posted June 02, 2004 - 07:00 AM
Posted June 02, 2004 - 08:23 AM
Posted June 02, 2004 - 11:12 AM
Posted June 02, 2004 - 01:32 PM
Long story short, Always replace all hardware, ther is a reason they put it there!! I would spend the 10 minutes to find out which bolt it came from, and do whatever you need to do get it replaced. I have in the past used a shop vac on the fill tube on cars to keep the oil from running out of the drain hole while I replaced the plug. You may get lucky by waiting until the next oil change, but then again you could end up spending a couple grand on a new motor. Take it for what it is worth. Hope this helps,