Originally Posted by VictorH
So the plan of draining, filling and draining one more time is out the window.
Do you get defeated that easily
? You can even use the original washers man; just sand them smooth with 400-grit sandpaper
. But since you already bought new ones, just install the new ones but don't torque them to spec until final installation. They won't leak, or hardly anything. And if the washers were marked a little, it'd take you a few seconds to sand them smooth. I've done this a ton of times, and never a leak, since they're as smooth as new. I wouldn't sand them 3 times, but once won't make any difference whatsoever. Good luck man. And consider this the good karma you hoped for