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Gasket/seal/washer orientation references Pilots of America

 · Likewise I can t make myself put the curved surface of a metal washer against a part it must go next to the nut or bolt head in my mind. An A P friend told me he puts the gasket serial number out at all times (but the SN on ex gaskets is on the flat surface which might be contradictory.

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Re-use a Crush Washer Volkswagen Passat Forum

 · I m in a pinch. I don t have a new crush washer for the oil change tomorrow. I know that the crush washer was new at the last changeand that it s copper. Can I re-use it just this once Flip it over I just don t want a leak cuz I HATE causing leaks. It s an 03 V6 5 speed sedan

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Are copper and aluminum sealing washers interchangeable

 · A copper washer between two steel parts seals ok but if either of the other parts are aluminum it s best to stick with aluminum washers. From personal experience the aluminum ones seal better. The copper ones are sometimes too hard to deform correctly notably when they re used against aluminum.

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Do Honda style aluminum "crush" washers increase

 · I re-use the washers (so far). If you get some copper based anti seize paste and put a liberal amount (actually you should use a generous amountI hate that word ) on the threads washer under the bolt/plug head etc. It should come off Way easier the next time. IMHO YMMV

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copper washer vs aluminum crush washer Mercedes-Benz

 · both copper and aluminum are way softer than the steel. Aluminum is cheaper material but with the size of washer that should not affect the final price. It might be the producer access to the material that makes final design.

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Crush WashersAluminum Copper or Rubber

 · If you look closely you ll see that the neoprene washers are steel reinforced. You can replace them with new of like kind or use copper. Aluminum is ok put copper is preferred. If there is a recess in the banjo fitting then you have to use an O-ring.

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Banjo bolt crush washers Copper or aluminum

 · Aluminum is done the same way EXCEPT you can very quickly melt aluminim. Space out the aluminum washers more than the copper washers. The aluminum will turn white when you get to the annealing temp. of aboul 875 d.f.. STOP heating and move to the next washer and again let the washers slow cool on the hot .

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Questions about copper washers. FerrariChat

 · 2 335. #4. Paul_308 Apr 19 2011. Plain flat copper washers are reuseable. Copper crush washers are designed to seal with a given force against the mating surfaces. They are one-shot and replaced new with each use. Crush washers are expensive as things go being just under a dollar each but trying to achieve a seal without replacing them can

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Aluminum and copper sealing washers

 · The fuel line/hose fittings use aluminum washers (around the fuel filter housing and damper) The fittings around the power steering box all use copper washers. The oil-pan drain bolt uses a copper crush washer. The fuel injectors use copper washers. The valve cover bolts use copper washers. The cooling bypass line banjo bolts use aluminum washers.

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Crush washers are a myth and do not exhist DRZ400/E/S

 · You can reuse the old one. The purpose of a crush washer is to seal it does it with thin malleable metal that conforms to the case and bolt head. Just tighten it gently wrist tight. Too many crank on them eventuially either pulling the threads or worse cracking the case. A aluminum washer works just fine too. Brake line banjo bolts use them.

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Banjo crush washers copper vs alum Hot Rod Forum

 · I m replacing my rear ss brake lines and I know I need to install new crush washers on the 10mm banjo fittings at the caliper. The original Goodridge lines used copper and the new Earl s I am ordering use aluminum. I ve seen some old threads here that say copper is

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Aluminum crush washers for oil coolercan I use a

 · My approach would be to see if a regular M14 crush washer would work too and use that. If not then I fully agree with the OP proposal Reuse the current washer until the proper sized new washers come in. Indeed the worst that can happen is a small oil leak and you are vigilant enough to

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(All Years)Crush washerReplace when changing oil

 · Subaru uses a copper washer on the Outback and Legacy(at least on my 01 Outback 94 Legacy). You could always source a copper washer that can be used over and over(230 000 miles on My Legacy washer w/no leaks) from a different Subaru at a pick n pull or just replace with new crush washer.

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Crush washers for fuel systemPeachParts Mercedes-Benz

 · Copper crush washers can often be reused if heated red hot and cooled off. Wire brushing them by hand removes oxidation. However that cannot be too dostored to reuse them. Can t do much with the Aluminum ones. You can some times reuse them anyway and have it

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Mechanic tips Crush washers orv — LiveJournal

 · (If it s aluminum you re out of luck but copper is more common.) You have to anneal the metal to counteract the work-hardening and make it soft again. Hold the washer in a pair of pliers and heat it with a torch until it glows cherry-red. (An ordinary plumber s torch will do.)

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Copper washer on aluminum case any issues General Dirt

 · Yup you are over thinking. Drain washers are supposed to be a use once and toss part. Copper ones can be reused if you sand them down and re-anneal them. Or for 0.25 you can buy five at an auto parts store. Plenty of sealing washers on many bikes are copper. Aluminum are used because they are cheaper and softer.

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Re-use a Crush Washer Volkswagen Passat Forum

 · I m in a pinch. I don t have a new crush washer for the oil change tomorrow. I know that the crush washer was new at the last changeand that it s copper. Can I re-use it just this once Flip it over I just don t want a leak cuz I HATE causing leaks. It s an 03 V6 5 speed sedan

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Crush washers R1200GS Forum

 · Discussion Starter · #1 · Jul 16 2015. I have a 2013 r1200 GSA I prefer to do all the services I can myself. I ve already changed oils once but I just reused the crush washers and checked for a few weeks after that they were not leaking no trouble so far. Coming up on my next service now I was looking to buy the crush washers possible in

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oil drain plug (use a crush washer plus washer

 · Just bought 3 from the dealer and it is definitely just 1 washer. An aluminum washer about 1/8 to 3/16 in thickness. I have always called this a crush washer and have always assumed when reading about these soft aluminum washers that they are crush washers. If this has been an erroneous lable for the washer maybe someone can explain a Crush washer.

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Are crush washers NEEDED for Diff and Transfer fluid

 · Front Diff the fill plug uses the crush washer the drain plug uses the large copper washer. Transmission fill and drain plugs both use that flat aluminum washer. Transfer Case fill and drain plugs both use that flat aluminum washer. Rear Diff fill and drain plugs both use the crush washer. Post back if you need actual part numbers.

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Copper vs Aluminum crush washersNSX Prime

 · Many parts stores carry copper crush washers in various sizes. Any metulurgists out there who can comment on the galvanic potential difference and the impact on corrosion etc for an aluminum vs copper washer between the following bolt and case/pipe combinations al to al (coolant pipe washers) steel to al (transmission drain/fill plugs)

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Brake Plumbing Secrets Revealed Dimebank

 · This requires a crush washer of soft copper aluminum or in extreme cases a Stat-O-Seal which is a combination of O-ring and aluminum crush washer. To make this an effective seal a precision machined surface is required around the drilling exactly perpendicular to the axis of the threaded hole.

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Crush washers R1200GS Forum

 · Discussion Starter · #1 · Jul 16 2015. I have a 2013 r1200 GSA I prefer to do all the services I can myself. I ve already changed oils once but I just reused the crush washers and checked for a few weeks after that they were not leaking no trouble so far. Coming up on my next service now I was looking to buy the crush washers possible in

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Crush Washers Honda CBR 600RR Forum

 · CRUSH WASHER OIL Filter Usually crush washers are aluminum or copper but I believe the oem oil filters come with aluminum. Don t make it a big deal next time walk into your dealer and buy a handful probably under 5 for 6 of them and have them on hand. If your dealer is charging more than 1 go to another one.

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Crush WashersAluminum or CopperPelican Parts Forums

 · Brake system is usually copper as well. I think where corrosion is a concern copper is used. Fuel and brake systems are typically more prone to corrision potential than oil. Note that the material hardness of aluminum sealing washers has varied over the years.

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Banjo Bolt Copper Washer Issues. ranchero

 · Seguin TX. Not only that but you need to be careful IIRC the factory banjo coupling has two washer sizes the wider one goes above and the narrower one underneath. Also ensure the joint has no grit or other crap to prevent the bolt from actually moving down and crushing the lower washer. handy_andy_cv64 Oct 12 2015.

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Simple crush washerAutomotive Engineering other topics

 · I have to use a copper crush washer to seal against coolant. The bolt is an M12x1.5 simple DIN 908 zinc plated bolt. There is a small interference of 0.1mm between the copper washer and the bolt (worst case) where the bolt surface starts to radius. I need to somehow model or calculate the crush of the material and ensure a proper seal.

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Aluminum or Copper Washers Bob Is The Oil Guy

 · Most copper rings used as seals are not dead soft copper but a copper alloy and takes more torque to seal than aluminum which in most seal washer applications is very soft. Many OE manufacturers use aluminum washers/rings for sealing on aluminum steel and iron without any issues.

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Aluminium Sealing Washers vs. Copper Sealing Washers

 · My old Jags all use copper washers with no problem ( onto both cast iron and aluminium). However copper has a tendency of going hard over time with on/off heat. Aluminium ones probably can only be used once (e.g. spark plug washers) if torqued up unlike the copper ones. Richard.

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Oil change question -- oil plug washer Kawasaki Vulcan

 · The crush washer is normally aluminum but copper works as well. They work by distorting under torque to seal the bolt head to the crankcase. However they don t work forever Each tightening effects more and more distortion until they no longer effectively seal. personalty after this next oil change I will use the strainer to drain the oil.

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Crush washer Kawasaki Versys Forum

 · Suggest you DON T try to anneal the Aluminum crush washer just ones made of Copper. I ve always heated them to bright red and dropped them into a container of water. That softens them for reuse so that they conform to any irregularities present.

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maintenanceWhat material should I look for in an oil

 · Subaru engineers in their infinite "wisdom" elected to equip that car with a real live crush washer original is copper domed side to the pan flat side to the plug head. They recommend replacing it at every oil change. Somehow that saves or earns them a little money as compared to the nylon washer (if any washer at all) that everyone else uses.

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Aluminum or copper crush washer which to use

 · Most copper washers that I ve used have typically requires less force to crush and therefore seal versus similar aluminum washers however either should work fine for you. I ve seen variations in copper washers in terms of maleability/softness and have always assumed that it was just a alloy or processing difference between the various manufacturers.

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Copper vs Aluminum crush washersNSX Prime

 · Many parts stores carry copper crush washers in various sizes. Any metulurgists out there who can comment on the galvanic potential difference and the impact on corrosion etc for an aluminum vs copper washer between the following bolt and case/pipe combinations al to al (coolant pipe washers) steel to al (transmission drain/fill plugs) steel to steel (oil pan drain plug) (From my career in

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Oil Drain Plug Crush Washer Kia Soul Forums Kia Soul

 · No need to crank down / crush the aluminum washers anymore and I haven t witnessed a drip since. Just tighten the aluminum washer and drain bolt as you normally did with past vehicles .. no extra torque. Autozone also sells Permatex Thread Sealant that you can use

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Purchased copper washer non-crush ok to use Suzuki

 · Crush washers are crush washers and the material only needs to be softer than the surfaces being sealed so they can deform to accommodate surface irregularities. It must also be able to handle the load of the fastener being torqued. Theoretically you should not reuse a crush washer but we all do sometimes it works sometimes it leaks.

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