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sump plugs and washers

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by dsb, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    more oil related questions....
    do I need a genuine copen sump washer or are they a generic kind of thing?
    and do I need a new plug each time or are they ok to re-use?
    thanks!
     
  2. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    you mean do you need a new washer, not the plug itself? No not a new plug. Many say need a new washer but I've re-used them a good few times in the past. Especially as a student with my mini when didn't have cash for a washer! I used to add a bit of gasket seal just in case. Any washer thats the right size should be ok
     
  3. Number6

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    You can get the washer very cheap, under a pound each on MicksGarage. A new plug is about the same.

    I got some off of ebay, that have a magnet in them. The dimensions of the plug are M 12 x 1,25
     
  4. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    They are not under a pound! they add postage which takes one washer to £4 :eek:

    I attached a magnet to my plug to make my own magnet sump plug for free :)
     
  5. Number6

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    I've no idea what the pound price is, as it's all euro for me... You need to buy more than 30 euros worth to get free postage - which I think is fair. I've no idea what the filters are like, btw - I bought a few random brand ones off them, but have not had time to see if they fit, to bump up the price. I suggest getting some oil off them, seeing as you're changing the oil anyway.

    This link is for everything related to the 660cc Copen, excluding oil. I used it to buy the last Nipparts air filter, which is considerably cheaper than the blueprint version :D
     
  6. Klausanta

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  7. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    the washers in the mick's garage link say they are for the 1.3 - does the turbo use the same ones?
     
  8. Number6

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    Yeah, they should be the same... Anyone with a 1.3L wanna confirm.

    Use coupon code "AwesomeSocks10" for 10% off until the end of April 2014.
     
  9. TooCopen

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    Hello dsb,

    May be you have already performed your oïl drain, and I hope everything is OK now :)
    About the drain plug and gasket, a new gasket is the good choice, or if not possible, warm it can be the solution until the next oïl change.
    An important thing is not to over-tighten the plug : the tightening torque should be 23.6 to 35.4 Nm (17.4 - 26.1 ft-lb or 2.4 - 3.6 kgf-m).
    If it is not clear for you, it's better to have a small leakage and to tighten a bit more after than to destroy the threading of the crankcase :-((
    Give us feed back, please ;)
     

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