Re: [TriumphTrophy] copper washer
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From: "Graeme Harrison" her
> the trick to do was to cook the washers in oven
> then install them. When the washers cooled,
> they'd expand.
Actually what was happening was that you were "annealing" them. That is,
returning them to a soft state so that they'd crush and seal against the
irregularities of the plug and block surfaces. I tried doing it with my fork
tube retaining bolt washers but the washers aren't the same type of mat'l
and the surfaces blistered and the washers warped. I haven't tried it with
the drain plug washers but then I just reuse them. So far after 6 oil
changes I've had no leaks. I do the changes myself so it's probably due to
my not overtightening the plug.
The best advice as always is
don't exceed your experience level
when working with hazardous equipment.