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Re: copper crush washer vs aluminum

I've been using aluminum crush washers for over 10 years in various vehicles,
including Audis, and have never seen any signs of corrosion problems.

And, since I live in northern Ohio, my cars are exposed to a lot of salt in the

However, I do change the oil every 3 months.

Michael Stocker 
PO Box 256, Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614-0256, USA 

| From: Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk>
| To: niederst@telerama.com
| Cc: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
| Subject: copper crush washer vs aluminum
| Date: Friday, April 24, 1998 6:54 PM
| In message <01bd6fc6$8525d9e0$1828c9cd@Niederst> "Craig D. Niederst" writes:
| > I finally got that damn drain plug out and went to the dealer (Day Audi)
| > over lunch today and bought a new drain plug. I was issued an aluminum
| > washer with the plug instead of copper. I questioned the parts manager, and
| > he told me that this is what Audi has been sending them. He said he hasn't
| > seen a copper washer in a couple of years.