1979 240D 4 spd
Hey all - What is the washer used on the oil drain plug? Passed 2 filters I've bought haven't come with this washer. I want to replace it when I do my oil tmo. Thank ya!
hasn't leaked yet, but you are correct, there is additional risk if I bottom out of knocking it off. With a skid plate, won't be a problem. I will have one eventually.As a dealer who operates a repair facility as well, I've seen three or four engines damaged due to those "convenient" oil drain mechanisms. The problem is that they leak and run the engine oil low, or you bump them driving over something and snap them off.
They are not recommended, period. End of story.
The copper washers that you buy at the hardware store are too thin to effectively seal the drain plug and you'll never be able to reuse them.
Buy the right parts.