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Where can you get bulk crush washers for the oil plug? My 95 Saab uses a copper washer and it is the original that came on the car--never replaced it, and never lost so much as micro-drop of oil! Could I use a copper washer on the 05 Outback XT oil plug?

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Wow, those Fumoto valves sound cool. Never heard of one myself, but they seem pricey! Such thing as a group buy?

Anyway, as to the original question:

I would think the Bulk crush washers would win, simply by power in numbers. The Saab might hold out for a bit in a pitched battle, but soon the bulk numbers would overwelm the Saab copper one and then it's all over.

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jay
 

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Syn--the Q will be finding a copper washer in correct size. they are supposed to be replaced every change, but i've reused em many many times w/o leakage. just clean all oil off drain plug threads and then fill em with high temp (for disc brake wheel brgs)(Mobil 1 or Val synth works well) grease. wipe off excess after tightening plug and you're done. since grease doesn't melt, it effectively prevents oil from ever reaching crush washer.
 
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