An oil filter tightening/torque specification is based on the appropriate compression of its gasket – and as such it is the filter manufacturer’s spec that should be used.
If the manufacturer says, e.g., “Tighten 3/4 turn after gasket contacts base”, then that’s what should be done. If one can’t do that by hand (and sometimes it’s not possible) then a wrench must be used to tighten it to spec.
IMO a good quality properly fitting `End Cap' `socket’ type wrench (that engages all the flats on the end of the filter) is usually the best choice but if that’s not available (I haven’t found anyone that makes one for the Fram) then a strap wrench can be used — but it is imperative that it be placed on the very end of the filter where the can is strongest. If it’s placed in the middle of the filter it will almost certainly crush it (and even if it doesn’t leak, I wouldn’t even consider using one that was crushed).
If a filter is over-tightened it can be a bit of a chore to take off, however, if it is under-tightened and it vibrates loose it can be disastrous — although the `good news’ is that before enough oil is lost to destroy the engine, the rider will probably crash because of the oil on the rear tire!
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