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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Oil change

Ok....i got the old oil filter off but when i go to torque the new one on....the filter wrench slips around on the filter after i put the rachet onto the oil filter wrench....seems like the rachet stub pushes up against the filter....anyone else run into this ?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 08:26 PM
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your new oil filter should be put on by hand only . Spin it on untill the gasket contacts the block then tighten it another 3/4 turn approx . Put it on to tight and you will have a bitch of a time getting it off .


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+1 for oxman's comment
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 12:27 AM
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Yeah, hand-tighten that puppy. Or you will come up with some funny new curse words during your next oil change !!

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I can remember way-back-when trying to get an oil filter off that someone ( not me ) had used a wrench to put ON. Driving a screwdriver through the filter to get enough torque to remove it is a messy proposition...

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The spec in the manual says that the filter should be on quite tight. I hate to dispute oxman's opinion, but I use a torque wrench to try to get the correct torque on the filter. When my filter "socket" slips, i usually call it good enough. I never get to the torque called out.

I then use a small strap wrench to get the filter off. It works every time - at least for me.
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Manual says torque on the oil drain nut 22 ft-lbs.

Torque on the oil filter 13 ft-lbs.

Just did mine this afternoon.
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Last time I torqued my filter, it turned at least 1 1/2 turns BEYOND the 3/4 turn the filter mentions as correct.

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I like the filters with a nut on the end makes things so much simplier. Have always tightened by feel.


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I think the hand tight oil filter spec is meant for cars, motorcycle specs call for a torque wrench.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 01:54 AM
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I like the filters with a nut on the end makes things so much simplier. Have always tightened by feel.


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What weljo's pictures don't show is that is a reusable filter and cost a lot more then a regular paper filter.his has a washable screen filter in it
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