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Old 03-15-2016, 02:30 PM   #1
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Oil filter housing torque

The torque to crankcase is 19 ft lbs. I've bought 2 different 74mm tools that neither worked. One wouldn't grip and the other just takes off. Can I just hand tighten the heck out of it with my hand? I've always done with all my other cars with no issue. I turned until I couldn't turn anymore. Thoughts?

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Old 03-15-2016, 02:35 PM   #2
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Tightening by hand has always worked just fine for me. No leaks or other concerns.
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Yeah you can hand tighten it. I bought my tool from amazon and it works just fine though. Should be 18 ft lb not 19. 19 is the magnetic drain plug.
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Bentley 19 +_ 1. No mention of magnet. Bentley wrong?
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Bentley 19 +_ 1. No mention of magnet. Bentley wrong?
I had always read 18 for the housing and 37 for stock plug. Not that 1 ft lb makes a difference. If Bentley says 19 they probably are right. I don't have a Bentley so I couldn't tell you.
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Do you guys have your oil analyzed? I was as a ims warning. I guess that doesn't provide any warning typically. I am contemplating putting the $30 in my ims retrofit fund instead. Thoughts?
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Do you guys have your oil analyzed? I was as a ims warning. I guess that doesn't provide any warning typically. I am contemplating putting the $30 in my ims retrofit fund instead. Thoughts?
Take the first $30 and do the DIY magnetic oil filter and drain plug.
That ought to tell you when something bad is starting happen and will extend the life of your engine bearings by removing the fine ferrous particles that are passing through the filter.
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I did buy and install an LN magnetic plug. See what happens. Filter looked really good. I tore that thing apart looking for something metallic. Nothing. Anyhow thanks.

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