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Old 02-21-2009, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I've purchased the Amsoil 0 30 syn and have a new filter. My question, do I really need to change the crush washer on drain plug? I don't have one, should I wait to do the change until I have a new crush washer? TIA diggerdog
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Hello, I've purchased the Amsoil 0 30 syn and have a new filter. My question, do I really need to change the crush washer on drain plug? I don't have one, should I wait to do the change until I have a new crush washer? TIA diggerdog
You can get away with it once, if the crush washer is not crushed to the point where it is mushroomed.

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Didn't you get a new washer with the filter?
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Didn't you get a new washer with the filter?
That is a very good question, He should have....?
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Hello, Bav Auot sends them along with O ring. I'm getting the filter from Ams Oil (Mann filter) don't know if they send the washer and O ring with filter. TIA digger
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Hello, Bav Auot sends them along with O ring. I'm getting the filter from Ams Oil (Mann filter) don't know if they send the washer and O ring with filter. TIA digger
I buy the Mann filters in bulk, they do come with a new crush washer & O ring..

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Why are you using an oil that doesn't meet the critical oil spec for your engine (ACEA A3 and LL01)?
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There's an old saying when the Germans say 19nm they don't mean 18 and they damn sure don't mean 20; that having been said, go buy the crush washer and while you are at it, get about 10 of them; unless of course you like leaks.
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... And why are you using a bogus oil like "amsol'? Smarten up!!! You've got a $30K+ machine. Why not use EXACTLY what BMW says to use? Do you sell this crap, too?
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Why are you using an oil that doesn't meet the critical oil spec for your engine (ACEA A3 and LL01)?
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... And why are you using a bogus oil like "amsol'? Smarten up!!! You've got a $30K+ machine. Why not use EXACTLY what BMW says to use? Do you sell this crap, too?
Amsoil meets and exceeds the BMW specs and I can get you many mechanics that swear by it. I'm close to 100K miles and I've only used Amsoil. There was a debate on this over on e46fanatics.com and Amsoil has a huge backing. Just because its not on BMW's list doesn't make it crap....
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Agrred I think Amsoil is a greatoil but their 0W30 didn't used to meet ACEA A3 and LL01. They may have reformulated so I'd better go double check.
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