Oil drain plug washer

Willie G

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The local dealer was unfortunately out of drain plug washers today when I went in - (WTF???) anyway, the parts guy sent me down the street to Advance Auto Parts for help.

Back by the oil display they had a replacement drain plug and washer section. Found an OIL-TITE brand three-pack of M14 crush washers (#65310) for $2.14 OTD.

Suzuki's price was $1.65 each.

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Over_Easy

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The local dealer was unfortunately out of drain plug washers today when I went in - (WTF???) anyway, the parts guy sent me down the street to Advance Auto Parts for help.

Back by the oil display they had a replacement drain plug and washer section.  Found an OIL-TITE brand three-pack of M14 crush washers (#65310) for $2.14 OTD.

Suzuki's price was $1.65 each.

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Okay, learn me. I've changed my oil just by removing the drain plug and just putting it back in (w/out stripping it).

I never saw a washer. Should there be? What am I missing here?
 

Willie G

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Well, since you've put it all back together it will be hard to see, but there is a crush washer on the drain plug - looks a lot like a spark plug washer if you've seen those (not used on a tapered seat plug, however).

You might want to use one of the parts microfiche services available on the web - look at the exploded diagram of the oil pan and there it is.

I use JT Motorcycle Parts: JT Link

The drain plug is item 6, PN 09247-14036; the washer is item 7, PN 09168-14004.

HTH.
 

Over_Easy

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Well, since you've put it all back together it will be hard to see, but there is a crush washer on the drain plug - looks a lot like a spark plug washer if you've seen those (not used on a tapered seat plug, however).

You might want to use one of the parts microfiche services available on the web - look at the exploded diagram of the oil pan and there it is.

I use JT Motorcycle Parts: JT Link

The drain plug is item 6, PN 09247-14036; the washer is item 7, PN 09168-14004.

HTH.
How often/when does the crush washer need to be replaced?
 

300Busa

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It is just a metal washer that appears to be part of the plug. It took me a couple of times to even know it was there. I just changed my oil today in matter of fact, still works good.
 

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crush washer is supposed to be changed with every time you remove the plug... most people dont bother but it can cause your drain plug to leak a bit. The washer, when brand new has a "lip" on it but after you use it, it flatens out. Is why most people dont even know its there.
 

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crush washer is supposed to be changed with every time you remove the plug... most people dont bother but it can cause your drain plug to leak a bit.  The washer, when brand new has a "lip" on it but after you use it, it flatens out.  Is why most people dont even know its there.
Next question: Is this some special washer only from Suzuki dealers or is it a generic washer that can be picked up from any HoPo?

Any sizing/type measurements?
 

Sloto200

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Thanks for the tip Wille! I'll go buy a pack as i'm about to do an oil change myself!! Amazing how a Suzuki dealership can be out of such a part... they didnt even have header gaskets when i went to buy some... i've had to order oil filters as well...
 

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I change that washer every time. It can be a bit*h to get it off some times but nothing a pair of clippes won't handle.

Nice to know it's generic enough to get without having to go to the dealers for 'em.

--Wag--
 

Willie G

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I noticed today that Auto-Zone carries the same line of parts (Oil-Tite) as Advance. This particular store did not have #65310 but that may be a store stocking issue.

AZ also had (and I purchased) Prestone DOT 4 brake fluid.

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Frantik1

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The local dealer was unfortunately out of drain plug washers today when I went in - (WTF???) anyway, the parts guy sent me down the street to Advance Auto Parts for help.

Back by the oil display they had a replacement drain plug and washer section.  Found an OIL-TITE brand three-pack of M14 crush washers (#65310) for $2.14 OTD.

Suzuki's price was $1.65 each.

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Thanks for the tip! Picked some up at Advance yesterday, changed oil tonight. Always rocks to walk in with part #'s.
 
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