So I did my first oil change yesterday, thinking there was no way I could mess it up given how much I had mentally rehearsed it and when tightening the drain plug I definitely missed the “click” from the torque wrench. By the time I looked down the new drain plug washer was totally squished. I was able to remove the plug just fine and I ended up having to remove the washer from the plug with pliers while rotating the drain plug. The only damage I noticed on the plug was some slight rounding on the head, but the threads are fine and I didn’t have trouble locking into the head of the plug with a socket. I didn’t notice any damage to the oil pan and the bolt threaded into it fine. I installed a new washer and tightened the drain plug to the proper torque spec and finished the oil change. I started the bike and didn’t notice any leaks. I’m probably just overthinking this, but is there anything I should be concerned about? I ordered a new drain plug to replace the current one with just to have a fresh one for peace of mind, which I will install on my next oil change. What are the chances I damaged my oil pan? I think the washer saved me a nightmare situation by flattening and I learned my lesson hah.
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