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im replacing my head gasket and in the owners manuel they say you need to replace these 4 "crush washers" i have the gasket but the washers will not be in till tuesday and I WANT TO RIDE do any of you guys know if i have to replace them? or do they just recommend it? thanks guys

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If these crush washers are sealing the oil lines they will most likely leak. It they are the washers on the head bolts they can be used over and over.

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Which crush washers are you referring to? If you're talking about the ones that seal the external oil line, I've had good success reusing the old ones. As a general rule, all manufacturers recommend replacing *any* sealing washers.

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Roger That on the oil o-rings,washers. I bought new ones for my first oil change but when I took the filter housing and oil lines off they looked fine. So I reused them figuring at most they would weep a bit. And not even a drop ever formed so I guess it's just Yamahaha's way....

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