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Oil Drain Plug Torque?

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#1 OFFLINE   leuckel01


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:56 AM

Does anyone know the torque spec for the oil drain plug on the 2011 3.0?

Edited by leuckel01, 13 March 2011 - 10:59 AM.

#2 OFFLINE   NakedDave


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:09 PM

Does anyone know the torque spec for the oil drain plug on the 2011 3.0?

Actual torque I don't know off the top of my head, but just tighter than snug. You are not holding anything together, just holding the plug in. Probably like 15 pound feet.

I'm an auto mechanic, I don't think I have ever torqued a drain plug tho.. just keep in mind all you need to do is keep the plug from getting loose don't go all manly on it or you will probably just wreck the threads on the bolt, but you could strip out the pan and have to helicoil it.

#3 OFFLINE   m00nunit69


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:42 PM

Helicoil it? Where would all the aluminum shaving go; maybe some inside the oil pan? NOT Good. Put a new oil pan on, change the oil yourself or each time you have to change the oil, go to the same mech and make sure it doesn't get over tightened or striped.

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