What is the point of oil crush washers?
They provide a little spring pressure (helps keep the fastner tight) between the mating surface and the nut or bolt. You can use them repeatedly.
How often should I change my oil drain plug?
Your drain plug should last the life of your engine if it is properly Torqued every time during oil change. I haven’t stripped a single drain plug in 20 years.
Do oil filters come with crush washers?
That being said, oil filters do not come with crush washers.
Do you use crush washer for oil filter?
As far as I know, there is no crush washer used with the engine oil filter, unless the 2010, or your preferred filter, is very different in this regard.
How often should you change your oil drain plug?
Can I reuse a copper crush washer?
Copper crush washers really shouldn’t be re-used. To seal effectively the copper must be soft, as it is in an annealed state. The very act of crushing it under a bolt work hardens the metal, and years of being bolted to, say, your turbo, can have a tendency to age harden it as well.
Is it OK to mix old oil with new oil?
When you mix new and old oil, the new oil becomes “watered down” with the lack of interfacial tension and strains to do its’ job. Be sure to have your oil changed as soon as possible.
Should I replace oil drain plug?
A: If only the drain plug (screw) itself is damaged, replacements are readily available. If the threads of the oil pan are damaged, you need not replace the entire pan — which in some cases can be labor intensive. You don’t tell us what kind of car you have, so we will suggest a universal-type oil drain plug.
Do you need a washer on an oil plug?
The washer is there to prevent oil from leaking. So if you mind having some oil leaking, I’d recommend redoing the job.
Is it bad to change your car oil too often?
If you’re changing your oil more frequently than necessary, it won’t help your car. It doesn’t harm it either, but you’re wasting money, time and resources. Keep in mind, too, that throwing away oil that’s still usable puts a strain on the environment.
Can I use any washer for drain plug?
I’d say use only the type of washer that it came with from the factory (copper crush, flat copper, brass or aluminum, fibre, composite, etc.) You shouldn’t have to replace the actual drain plug unless you break it by over-torquing it, or mash up the flats with an ill-fitting wrench.
Are copper washers the same as crush washers?
Copper washers are soft, seal well in high pressure systems, the crush ones seal better on a rougher surface (and for larger sizes). Best to check if your alloy ones are really soft enough (many different strengths).