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    Default Gas Tank Drain Plug & Crush Washer

    I recently drained my tank and installed a new fuel sending unit. Thought I could get a new drain plug and washer from Nissan but they have been NA for some time. I do need a new washer, drain plug stays wet, (aren't they crush washers similar to the oil plug drain washer?) and thought someone might know of a source or something that would do the job.

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    If you still have the old washer, you can renew it. hit it with a torch and let it cool down.
    things will only bother you if you let them.

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    Is the washer copper? You mean annealing?

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    You should be able to get the plug and washer from CARQUEST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grantf View Post
    Is the washer copper? You mean annealing?
    Yes, annealing.
    things will only bother you if you let them.

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    My Ace hardware has crush washers and we were able to match it up.

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    Thanks for all of your responses. Yea, I did go to Ace hardware and they had a selection of oil drain plug washers but didn't see any crush washers. I'll pull the tank drain plug today, take it to Ace and see what will work.

    I'm afraid I sometimes get hung up on original or stock when it really is not necessary.

    Dan

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    I got a copper washer from the local Parts Plus store. Take your old one along and they can match it. Darrell

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    Dan,

    Have you tried Courtesy Nissan?

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    Just a quick technical note on annealing copper.....heat till cherry red then quench in water (not air cooling).

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