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Old 05-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #22
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helicoil complete

about to reassemble, but one last question...

When I removed the drain bolts for both legs, there was both an o-ring and a soft metal washer on each bolt.

The washers look almost home made and don't actually fit neatly into the recessed hole that holds the o-ring. Also the parts fiche only shows an o-ring, no washer.

Are the washers just something a PO threw in and so I can just leave them off, or are they actually meant to be there in which case I need to source some new ones that actually fit?

In retrospect, because the washers don't fit well, they prevent the drain bolt from going very deep and engaging many threads. Probably a factor when I stripped it.
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