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Old 09-03-2003, 09:49 AM   #1
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Does anyone know where I can get these washers besides the local dealer? I would think they are cheaper elsewhere.

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Old 09-03-2003, 12:40 PM   #2
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You do realize that the oil drain plug crush washer costs less than a dollar.

Yes, less than 1 (one) U.S. dollar.

Where do you expect to find it cheaper? Just look under your couch cushions or floor mats and I'm sure you could scrape up the cost.
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Old 09-04-2003, 02:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the helpful response, much appreciated. A simple NO would've been fine.

Another reason I ask is because the local dealer is not that local for me. I was hoping that maybe a local autoparts store may have it or a Home Depot.

Anyone else here know where they sell them, or is the dealer the only place?

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Old 09-04-2003, 03:28 PM   #4
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I am afreid the dealer is the only game in town. I ran around to half a dozen places last fall could not come up with anything close. I ended up back at the local dealer.

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Old 09-05-2003, 12:38 AM   #5
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You should be able to find some kind of substitute from an auto parts store like AutoZone or NAPA or Pep Boys or something.

For the oil drain plug, just try asking them for a metal crush washer for a 20mm bolt.

You could probably get away with using a rubber washer or a copper crush washer instead; some cars use these stock. Just be sure the gasket does crush when you tighten (but not overtighten!) the drain plug.

I don't know what type the OEM AT plug gasket is or what size it is.
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Old 09-05-2003, 08:16 AM   #6
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Try e-mailing subaruparts.com. They might mail you some if you order enough of them, or order some other parts along with them. I just bought about 15 of them when I went to my dealership and bought about 15 filters to go along with them.
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Old 09-05-2003, 08:50 AM   #7
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Cool. Thanks everyone!
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Old 09-06-2003, 12:49 PM   #8
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Ya, you may want to check some other options besides the dealer for the transmission oil drain plug washer....

A few weeks ago I was at the subaru dealer getting a supply of oil filters and crush washers for the wife's forester and the guy in line in front of me was trying to buy a drain plug washer for his transmission and the parts guy told him sorry you gotta buy the bolt + washer as a unit and it's like $20 or something. I was surprised by that... so was the guy buying the plug. I'm unsure whether it was for MT or AT or wether that would make a difference.

I suppose it's possible that I misunderstood the conversation (but I don't think so, they went back and forth on it like 5 times... ). It's also true that I'm unsure of what model and year they were talking about so this may not apply to your car.

Maybe call first?

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Old 09-09-2003, 08:52 PM   #9
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I've changed oil on lots of cars for many years and never replaced the washer. I've done my new WRX twice so far. I've never had an oil leak. Have I just been lucky? Does everyone else always change washers?
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:55 PM   #10
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When I remember Actually I always do, but happened to forget this last time, and since I've noticed that there's a very slight leak around the drain bolt. But, rather than drain the oil again I've just been keeping an eye on the level, and it's been fine. My skidplate is just a little messy now
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Old 09-25-2003, 04:39 PM   #11
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$1.50 cent for a washer seems not too cheap to me. What are u guys paying for the oil drain plug washer?
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Old 09-25-2003, 05:37 PM   #12
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I've got the Omori oil drain plug adaptor for my oil temp gauge. The SOA crush washer doesn't fit right, the Omori adaptor doesn't have as big a face on the bolt, the stock crush washer is too big around, and it's too narrow, too. I got the drain plug leak-proof only after several attempts.

Just bought 2 boxes of 2 20mm ID copper washers at Pep Boys... $2.49 apiece, but they're actually quick thick and real copper -- it would be easy to re-use them.
I opened one up, and it looks like it's still a bit big... I think a 3/4" ID washer might still fit around the 20mm threads. We'll see.
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Old 09-29-2003, 02:21 PM   #13
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NAPA drain plug gasket- 704-1963


If you have NAPA, this is another option

I bought 10 a year ago, no problems.
John

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