Crush Washers for Landcruiser 100 Series

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 14:33
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Thought I would do some maintenance on the Cruiser this long weekend and I just went down to Repco and bought some oil for my engine and gearbox. I also tried to buy some “Crush Washers” for the drain plugs. Although they were very helpful, they could not find any information on their system. As the Toyota dealer is too far away I went to Supercheap and again the same story. I bought a box of mixed crush washers produced by Champion Parts so I have a few to work with.

Does anybody have any idea what size crush washers I will need for the Landcruiser 100 Series 2000 4.5 engine and gearbox?

Regards,
David.
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Reply By: Russel & Mary - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 15:09

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 15:09
won't you know once you have the plugs in your hand??? Rus.
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Follow Up By: ThePunter - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 15:28

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 15:28
Yeah, but given that it is Easte, Murphy tells me that they will all be shut on the day that I need to buy one. Also might be a bit hard to drive the car wothout any oil. As you can see I like to plan this first.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 16:50

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 16:50
Go to your Toyota dealer. The fibre ones for the sump plugs cost about $1 each.

The aluminium ones for the gearboxes and diffs are not much more, but I never replace them.

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 19:32

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 19:32
Phil, that's interesting. I've never replaced any of them and never had an oil leak...on either of my last two Yotas. I do think that replaceing at least the sump one is sound practise. Must remember to do it next time ..........:))
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:38

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:38
Footy, I never replaced the sump ones either until the spare parts guy told me how cheap they were, so I bought a dozen. The fibre ones go hard and crack.

I always but that sort of stuff at the dealer now because it fits and I find maintenace items at the dealer are pretty cheap these days.
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Reply By: Bilbo - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 19:48

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 19:48
I've never replaced a sump washer, gearbox washer or diff washer on any of my vehicles unless it was really bashed around - usually by the guy that had the truck before me or some gorilla in a service workshop!. If it had a copper or aluminium washer on it, just wiped the old oil off it, and smeared it with that while linseed oil based putty stuff that plumbers used to use on leaking pipes - the generic term for it was "Boss White". Works a treat and never leaks!

Hmmmmmm,,,,,,,that last bit sounds like a good advertising slogan eh!

Bilbo
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:39

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:39
Bilbo,

Loctite "567" thread sealant is another good one. As well as sump plugs etc, can even handle hydraulic oil fittings.

Only downside is it's supposed to be carcigenic???

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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:52

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:52
Now with Teflon LOL.

569 the hydraulic one, it’s good for fuel fittings as well Or atleast that's the Only stuff we use on fuel and hydraulics anyhow.

The flange sealant isn’t bad ether, bit $$ but.
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Follow Up By: Hero - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 23:27

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 23:27
Loctite carcigenic ????? I spent 7 months of my engine building apprenticship sealing welsh plugs with Loctite, hhmmm, might not sleep so well tonight, never heard of that. But then again what isnt carcigenic these days..

Oh yes, we always used new fibre washers on the reco engines, but I never found the need to replace it on my own cars.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 07:51

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 07:51
Doctor friend of mine said if he stopped touching or eating everything that was possibly carcigenic, he would be dead in 3 weeks. So we both accept the fact we do the wrong thing and live for 80 plus years, barring any silly accidents!

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Reply By: traveller2 - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 08:14

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 08:14
Best trick with vehicles that use copper washers is to heat them to cherry red and let cool, softens then so they can be used again.
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 13:34

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 13:34
Gday
Just send me the sizes and i will make them for you ,,,any thickness and any material
Jap red fibre is what they are made of and my son has a HDPE washer on his sump with no problems
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