Today I pulled the pan off a K161, to replace the leaking
gasket. In the pan I found a small strip if metal. (1 3/8" x 3/16" x .050")
Upon inspection, I discovered it is part of the tabbed
rectangular lock washer for the connecting rod bolts.
I can't seem to find it listed anywhere.
Is that tab washer still available, or obsolete?
Should I just use lock washers, and/or Loctite?