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Oil Change Question

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by jford10014, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. jford10014

    jford10014 F1 Rookie

    Feb 28, 2004
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    Jason
    Hi,

    I've just changed the oil on my 85 308 QV. Anybody know what torque you are supposed to tighten the oil drain plug when you put it back on ?

    Thanks in advance

    Jason
     
  2. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
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    Brian Crall
    Looked for an actual # for you but in the two manuals I looked at I found none. Just sinch it slightly, just remember it is going into aluminum and you ain't launching a space shuttle, it's just a drain plug.
     
  3. jford10014

    jford10014 F1 Rookie

    Feb 28, 2004
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    Can anybody give me a hint as to how much ?

    I have an oil leak - so I'm pretty sure it isn't tight enough. That being said, the other day I over torque a nut and that turned into a nightmare - so I'm a little paranoid

    I remember reading somewhere 20 ft/lbs - does that seem reasonable ?

    Thanks in advance

    Jason
     
  4. Lawrence Coppari

    Lawrence Coppari Formula 3

    Apr 29, 2002
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    Using a new crush gasket or a heat treated old one, turn it until you feel it 'give' a little. That happens to be at about 20 foot pounds. By the way, the 'give' is the gasket distorting, not the threads shearing.
     

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