I've spent the last 8 years wrenching on Honda's. The drain pug does require a aluminum crush washer and needs to be torqued at 29 to 31 lbs. The drain plugs threads will not strip if the proper torque is followed. Sometimes we see higher mileage vehicles with stretched threads, however, those will still tighten. Stripped threads are the fault of the person with the wrench. (and by higher mileage I mean 300 To 400k). Btw Accords have been built in Ohio for the last 30 years. The only exception were the hybrid Accords in 05-06
Last edited by CSFJ; April 14th, 2013 at 12:30 PM.
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