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What torque should i use when i put the oil plug back?
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Idk, I never go by foot pounds. I have a torque wrench but don't use it on this application, I just go a 1/4 turn past snug. Never had a problem.


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Manual says 13ft lbs

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I just tighten it by feel. It requires so little torque that it would be hard to measure without a really accurate torque wrench. I always put a piece of blue paper/cloth shop towel between the wrench and the plug. Makes the wrench fit tighter, and protects the plug from wrench marks.

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I just tighten it by feel. It requires so little torque that it would be hard to measure without a really accurate torque wrench. I always put a piece of blue paper/cloth shop towel between the wrench and the plug. Makes the wrench fit tighter, and protects the plug from wrench marks.
Ditto and it will be fine. Never once have I had an oil douche.

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^ X6! Hand tighten...
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hand tighten and "feel" for the oring compression.........then stop!
if you overtighten the side drain you will crack the cast piece.

If you don't feel the rubber compressing and feel grinding....change the oring!
They can be had at any decent hardware store. I replaced the stock one with a slightly thicker o-ring and hand tight works fine.
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Yep, just snug, don't want to strip it.

Just snug applies to brake bleeders too, tell everyone, please.

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What torque should i use when i put the oil plug back?
Just to be clear, do you mean the plug on the bottom of the engine or the one on the side with the screen and spring inside.

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