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I am considering doing my oil changes for my DE5. Does anyone here do their oil changes themselves? If so, do you need a new washer for the drain plug. I am using Amsoil Signature series synthetic for oil as I have a membership.
 

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If you want to do it “by the book” the crush washer is suppose to get replaced every oil change. In reality they can be replaced every other oil change (if you aren’t over-torquing the drain plug) and have no oil leak issues, but yes they’re suppose to be replaced every time.
 
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If you want to do it “by the book” the crush washer is suppose to get replaced every oil change. In reality they can be replaced every other oil change (if you aren’t over-torquing the drain plug) and have no oil leak issues, but yes they’re suppose to be replaced every time.
Awesome! thanks for you advice
 

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If you want to do it “by the book” the crush washer is suppose to get replaced every oil change. In reality they can be replaced every other oil change (if you aren’t over-torquing the drain plug) and have no oil leak issues, but yes they’re suppose to be replaced every time.
I'm planning to do my own oil change after the break in period, is the oil drain plug crush washer included with the oil filter? I plan on picking up an OE filter (which looks like it's made by FRAM) either at the dealership or online.
 

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I'm planning to do my own oil change after the break in period, is the oil drain plug crush washer included with the oil filter? I plan on picking up an OE filter (which looks like it's made by FRAM) either at the dealership or online.
99% sure the answer is no.
 

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99% sure the answer is no.
That's disappointing; it probably costs pennies. I liked how the oil filters for my BMW (MANN) included the crush washer and o-rings, I also like the top, engine bay mounted design of it too (rather than the bottom mounted design). I guess it's another part I'll have to grab from the dealer.
 

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That's disappointing; it probably costs pennies. I liked how the oil filters for my BMW (MANN) included the crush washer and o-rings, I also like the top, engine bay mounted design of it too (rather than the bottom mounted design). I guess it's another part I'll have to grab from the dealer.
You can buy a bunch from Amazon. I bought 50 or so and the same one fits multiple vehicles.
 

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If you want to do it “by the book” the crush washer is suppose to get replaced every oil change. In reality they can be replaced every other oil change (if you aren’t over-torquing the drain plug) and have no oil leak issues, but yes they’re suppose to be replaced every time.
oh my god i didn't know you were supposed to replace those every/other oil change lmao i never once changed it on my old car and never had any oil leaks. the only time i ever replaced it was when it occasionally got lost in the oil catch pan lmao

I'm planning to do my own oil change after the break in period, is the oil drain plug crush washer included with the oil filter? I plan on picking up an OE filter (which looks like it's made by FRAM) either at the dealership or online.
amsoil signature master race reporting in lol so yeah that's a big fat no, the oil nor the filters you buy from them come with crush washers (including the Wix filters)

You can buy a bunch from Amazon. I bought 50 or so and the same one fits multiple vehicles.
can you link to the ones you buy please
 

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oh my god i didn't know you were supposed to replace those every/other oil change lmao i never once changed it on my old car and never had any oil leaks. the only time i ever replaced it was when it occasionally got lost in the oil catch pan lmao


amsoil signature master race reporting in lol so yeah that's a big fat no, the oil nor the filters you buy from them come with crush washers (including the Wix filters)


can you link to the ones you buy please
https://www.amazon.com/Mudder-Compatible-Toyota-Scion-Part/dp/B0BQLV4XWD/ref=mp_s_a_1_6
I haven't checked to see if it would work on our Honda motors.. maybe someone can chime in. I did buy a titanium magnetic plug for the oil pan. So if I remember I can check tonight.
 

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I do my own oil changes and I prefer my fumoto valve for the ease and I don’t have to worry about the crush washer or over torquing the drain bolt. fumoto f106 m14 makes it faster for me. I will take pics when I reach the miles to change it.
 

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oh my god i didn't know you were supposed to replace those every/other oil change lmao i never once changed it on my old car and never had any oil leaks. the only time i ever replaced it was when it occasionally got lost in the oil catch pan lmao


amsoil signature master race reporting in lol so yeah that's a big fat no, the oil nor the filters you buy from them come with crush washers (including the Wix filters)


can you link to the ones you buy please
The crush washer (like the name implies) gets crushed over time. So it thins out, so to compensate, & to avoid oil leaks, you torque it down more each time it’s reused since it’s thinner. Essentially you begin to over-torque it to compensate for the thin crush washer. Will it damage anything most likely not but you do run the risk of destroying the threads. Never seen it happen personally, but have heard it happening. Especially since the pan is aluminum. 30 ft-lbs is the torque spec on the drain plug
 

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Bought an oil filter yesterday at an Acura dealership in Ontario Canada. Washer was 60 cents CAD.
What's the Honda/Acura part number? I couldn't find it looking through the diagrams on Dreamshop.
 
 


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