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Oil Changed with left over copper washer

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This time I changed my oil, when I was finished, I emptied the old oil from the oil pan and discovered an 8mm copper washer.

I have already had the engine running and topped up the oil, but discovered no leaks.

Can someone tell me where this washer may belong?

I'm thinking one of 2 places, Oil drain bolt left side crankcase or oil drain bolt for oil filter.

HELP!!!!

Can I still use the bike til my next change or will I have to drain the oil and put this washer back on before I ride? Keep in mind that I am getting her ready to be put up for the winter.

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if it were me I would put it back on....chances are it wont leak but my luck it would. Thats where the seal takes place. Yes that should be the oil drain bolt plug copper washer. Its also nice to replace these from time to time. They are copper crush washers. Cya Stinson

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It is only a little over a quart of oil. Put the washer back on. $5-$7 and a little time is nothing compared to losing oil and burinig up the engine.

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Thanks for the quick responses. I think your right and I will drain the oil again and put the wash back on.

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Turn your gas off and lay the bike on its side. Depending on where the washer belongs it should help keep the oil in the bike while you put the gasket on. I did the same thing on my wifes ttr. I only discovered it after we went for a ride and saw a slight leak at the drain bolt. Found the gasket on the garage floor the next day. :applause: Good luck.

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Hey thats a good idea Tony, but i'm wondering if gas will leak out cause when I have went down on the side of the bike from time to time I did have fuel leak out. If I shut off the fuel will I still get some from the float?

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This time I changed my oil, when I was finished, I emptied the old oil from the oil pan and discovered an 8mm copper washer.

I have already had the engine running and topped up the oil, but discovered no leaks.

Can someone tell me where this washer may belong?

I'm thinking one of 2 places, Oil drain bolt left side crankcase or oil drain bolt for oil filter.

HELP!!!!

Can I still use the bike til my next change or will I have to drain the oil and put this washer back on before I ride? Keep in mind that I am getting her ready to be put up for the winter.

:applause:

i believe the washer is from the frame drain bolt.

it is recommended to put it back, by brain just the frame oil.

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