High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
Now I will come clean on all this as I had this same issue several years ago when I changed the oil in my 14 fjr, when I dumped the old oil the crush washer was In the bottom of the drain pan (SOB !) , ,, what to do ? Contemplated just leaving it out until the next oil change which as I stated earlier I’m sure would be fine....
BUT being a totally anal type I decided to pull the drain plug and install the washer by the finger in the hole method also prescribed earlier. I did get it done with a minimal of oil lost but was difficult with a drip pan underneath (required) and required more than 1 attempt due to dropping the washer back into the drip pan 2 more times which required reinstalling the drain plug so I could fish through the oil in the pan to find the freakin crush washer.
Dowty washers are generally steel so a magnet could be used to fish it out of the oily drain pan when you drop it, ,, just sayin !
Ultimately I did get it back together correctly with the washer and did require about an additional 1/2 quart to top it back up, I understand the anal, not sleeping part of not having it there but honestly it’ll be fine w/o it! My .02
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !
Last edited by passx; 08-23-2020 at 10:50 AM.