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Oil Pan Plug Problem #5447575 06/06/20 10:14 AM
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How tight should a oil pan plug be?

Asking for a friend who works at Jiffy Lube...

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Re: Oil Pan Plug Problem [Re: CarbonSteel] #5447582 06/06/20 10:25 AM
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Needs another quarter turn.


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Re: Oil Pan Plug Problem [Re: CarbonSteel] #5447584 06/06/20 10:28 AM
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Love the wrench...


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48 ft-lbs like it says on the lug

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Well would you look at that. If 28 ft lbs is good, 58 ft lbs in gooder. Go for it cowboys.

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I see a dot between the 4 and the 8. Means 4.8 unga-dungas. To get past 4.0 one usually has to rap it with a hammer so as to make sure it's exceeded one guttentight.


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guys, no wonder the bolt was torqued too tight!, for lubricated bolts you have to reduce the torque spec by 30%, so 3.2 ish unga-dungas....


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Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey...

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That looks about right. Who needs a stinkin torque wrench for an oil drain plug.


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I'd definitely rely on advice from Jiffy Lube guys. My neighbors oil filter fell off after they did the oil change.
OH, we'll put in a new engine....
UH, no we won't it only knocks a little bit.....

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I use a 6" long wrench, pull it "kinda" tight and give it a open hand smack. Never had a leak in 50 some years changing oil.


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Originally Posted by Trav
That looks about right. Who needs a stinkin torque wrench for an oil drain plug.

We don't need a stinking torque wrench.

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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Love the wrench...

Snap-On flank drive.


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Re: Oil Pan Plug Problem [Re: CarbonSteel] #5447869 06/06/20 06:09 PM
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I imagine every oil drain plug is going into an aluminium casting weather it is or not. I bottom them out and then just a little more unless they use a crushable washer and then just enough to feel it compress. I have never had one come out or leak in 50 years of doing my own changes.

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Snug is what I do. After using a torque wrench for 50 years, I am snugging to about 20 ft/lbs. Ed


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