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Old 07-09-2010, 06:58 PM   #1
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Oil Pan Drain Plug Torque

For those of us that like to change our own oil... anybody know what the torque is for the pan drain plug?

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Old 07-09-2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:11 PM   #3
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I just put it on as tight as I can by hand with a socket. I've never torqued the drain plug on any of my cars. Never had an issue either.

I doubt the dealership pulls out the torque wrench when they do it.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:17 PM   #4
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Lucky if a dealer uses the right socket size...on the drain plug. LOL

Just make it very snug hand tight with ratchet, no need to really tighten it down too strong, the rubber insert bushing takes up any gap.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:27 PM   #5
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torque the drain plug?
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:56 PM   #6
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I use the Fomoto quick drain on my Camaro. Also put one on me C6 Corvette and my GXP. Really makes draining the oil easy. As far as torque goes, I really don't know, but I am sure that there is a torque value for the plug somewhere.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:16 PM   #7
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torque the drain plug?
Yep, TFAR - 'That Feels About Right' is as 'bout as torquey as I get.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:40 PM   #8
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Yep, TFAR - 'That Feels About Right' is as 'bout as torquey as I get.
I was poking fun at him a bit.
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Hand tighten with a box end wrench. Should be plenty of torque on the drain plug.
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:56 AM   #10
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Lucky if a dealer uses the right socket size...on the drain plug. LOL

Just make it very snug hand tight with ratchet, no need to really tighten it down too strong, the rubber insert bushing takes up any gap.
Do you work for the dealer and not have the correct socket size
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:43 PM   #11
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torque the drain plug?
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I was poking fun at him a bit.

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:58 AM   #12
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:04 AM   #13
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Just make it very snug hand tight with ratchet, no need to really tighten it down too strong, the rubber insert bushing takes up any gap.

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:21 PM   #14
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has anybody heard about the oil filter adaptor bolts being broken, and the oil pan being replaced under warranty on a 2010 rs/ss
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:26 PM   #15
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Hand tight.

Don't get me wrong I am a torque wrench freak,,, but drain plug is one place don't need it
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:49 PM   #16
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Eliminate the concern when you change the oil. These work great. And no the oil was not pitch black on that oil change. Dark yes, black no. I have the oil analysis report in hand that the oil was still good and will post the info within the next day.





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Old 05-28-2013, 06:49 PM   #17
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I am a grey hair so I have been changing oil for way too many years. My 2SS is the only car I have ever owned that had a leaky oil plug. Last year I did not know to change the rubber gasket so it leaked a little all year. I just changed the oil this weekend with a new GM gasket and the damn thing is leaking. Yes, I cleaned both surfaces.

Anyone else having this issue with this simple task?
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:21 PM   #18
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Snug with a six inch ratchet, using one hand.

Never had a leak.
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I backed it off and tightened to 18 ft-lbs and it still leaks. Rosner Chevrolet had the plug with new seal PN 11562588 for 3.34 each so I bought a new one. I will try the ole replace old with new without loosing too much oil once it cools down.
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Now that is one cool device.

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Eliminate the concern when you change the oil. These work great. And no the oil was not pitch black on that oil change. Dark yes, black no. I have the oil analysis report in hand that the oil was still good and will post the info within the next day.





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Old 06-01-2013, 05:40 AM   #21
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"hand tight with ratchet" would be ratchet tight not hand tight
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