Bentley manual says to remove engine block coolant drain bolts (one under each manifold on the V8) as part of the coolant change procedure. Bentley says to replace the metal washers on these bolts with new ones when replacing them afterward.
I went to the dealer this afternoon to get the washers, but the technician I talked to said they never replace the washers. Said they've never seen any problems just reusing the old washers, which usually stay stuck to the engine anyway, according to them.
Anyone concur with this? After years of conditioning/habit replacing oil drain bolt washers when changing oil, I am a little hesitant to blow off this instruction in Bentley...
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