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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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I was poking fun at him a bit.

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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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