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Oil plug crush washer vs. Fiber one
Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:00 AM
Now the car smells likes it's burning oil off of some hot surface. It's been about 500 or so miles since the change. I can't locate exactly where the burning smell is coming from.
Could the smell and the fiber washer be related?
Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:26 AM
if it's the correct part and installed correctly i can't imagine that being the issue. you know how many oil crush washers i've replaced - none. i have never replaced one. occasionally i'll notice one wet, but i've never had one all out leaking any significant amount.
point is - if i've put a hundred thousand miles on a few subaru's and many 10's of thousands on various others over the decades and never replaced the washers i think one oil change is probably a drop in the bucket.
Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:16 PM
I switched to a copper one and stll using it. Probably for 15 years by now.
A month ago I bought a crush washer from a dealer for my new Forester and they charged me $1.20. What a rip off! I did not use it, because I bought another copper one. So far so good! No leaks.
Posted 06 January 2011 - 01:33 PM
Note that the washer has a raised side, which goes to oil pan(if suby).
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:20 PM
Can't seem to find HOW I PM any poster. This is for ShawnW. When you say you buy bulk thru your shop. Where, how, etc. etc.?? THX Happy new year.
Click on his user name in a post that he made then you will see where you can send him a PM
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