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Step By Step: How to Change Your Motorcycle's Engine Oil

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Remove and Replace the Crush Washer
Step By Step: How to Change Your Motorcycle's Engine Oil

Crush washers should never be re-used; always install a fresh one with each oil change.

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The crush washer is an aluminum or copper disc designed to deform under pressure, which helps seal the oil drain plug. This part must be replaced after each oil change, and is seen here being separated from the drain plug.

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