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post #1 of 11 Old 08-03-2005, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Oil change?Drain plug O-Ring?

About to do my first oil change so I want to know what type of O-ring Kawi uses on the 2005 ZX-10R oil drain plug? Is it a type of metal crush washer or is it a synthetic O-Ring? Do you guys change it every oil change etc. Thanks
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4 oil changes with same washer = No problems thus far.

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i never change my and no problem whit it

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its aluminum and reusable.


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Never ever change it on my motorcycle, on all I got AWY (maybe 5-6). If you torque the bolt in the spec you never going to have problem for the entire life of the bike.
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-05-2005, 06:49 AM
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its just a regular old aluminum washer...
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-05-2005, 02:58 PM
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Speaking from experience. Change the crush washer every time. It will start to drip at some point if you don't change it: then you will tighten and strip the bolt. The washers are very inexpensive. I buy them 5 at a time. It is a aluminum type washer, flat on both sides. Torque your oil pan bolt to spec and your set.
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man, they're only like 25 cents. change it.
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i change mine every time...
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