December 7, 2016
Hi just some advice changing gear box oil , i have drained old oil out ok my query is the sump nut screw has just a copper washer on it is this enough to seal the sump nut ? or should there be a fibre washer has well , or would a bit of PTF Tape on the thread be ok . or is copper washer sufficent to make a good seal. Kind regards Derek ( cave41man )
May 14, 2014
Copper is a soft metal and should be good enough to make an oil tight seal. Assuming its in good condition of course.
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February 24, 2015
You can soften a copper washer if its hardened by heating till its red...cool it by placing on cool steel...
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