my 2002 accord had no washer on the oil pan when I changed the oil...

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Mike Salazar, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Mike Salazar

    Mike Salazar Guest

    I just changed the oil (first oil change's at 3,000 miles) on my
    4 cyl accord and noticed that there was no washer on the oil drain
    bolt. I put a nylon washer on but noticed that when I screwed the
    bolt in it only took two rotations of the screw to get it tight
    because I of the washer. I felt like this would stress the threads so
    I took the washer back off. Anyone have any feedback as to why there
    wasn't a washer and/or whether it was ok for me to put the drain bolt
    back on without a washer?? Thanks!!
    Mike Salazar, Jul 24, 2003
  2. Mike Salazar

    Eric Guest

    The washers are aluminum. It is likely that the old washer stuck to the drain
    plug and you didn't notice it. The washers should be replaced at every oil
    change. Be careful not to over torque the drain plug as Honda oil pan drain
    plug threads are notoriously weak. This diagram should reassure you that your
    car does indeed take a drain plug washer (note that this
    is for a 2002 4dr DX but should be similar to your model).

    Eric, Jul 24, 2003
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