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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2007, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Oil change?

Darn! Changed the oil today only to find a wafer thin ~1 1/8"th outside dimension, 5/8th" inside ring in the oil pan that I drained into? Is this some type of crush gasket? Where does it go? Did I waist 4 quarts of new syn oil?


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Sounds like the right dimensions for your crush gasket (under the oil drain plug). Did you put it back on when you installed the plug, or no? If the latter, you might find a little leakage under there over time. Just keep an eye on it.
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Hiker: I believe corbins is correct.Do you have a service manual..Get one if you plan on servicing your own bike..What type of SYN did ya use??When Ya drain out the oil to replace the drain nut nylon washer you can filter out any impuretys with a Automobile PAINT strainer.They are 20-30 microns and you will be safe.Im an AMSOIL dealer and We have to come with all sort of Ideas to reclaim oils like that..Talk soon...Amsoil Man

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It depends on where he drained the oil from. If it was from under the engine it's the cruch gasket. If it was from the side it's the washer that fits between the spring and oil screen. But, he did state it was wafer thin. I believe he drained the oil from the side and it's the washer that fits between the spring and oil screen. I think he already solved it in his other post.

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