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Old 12-25-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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Over tightened oil pan bolt

I changed my oil last night and tightened the bolt, not too tight at least I didn't think so, but I noticed some oil around the bolt and wiped it down and put a plastic plate under it so see if it leaked overnight. There wasn't a ton on the plate but it looks like theres definitely a slow leak. It may have been last time that I did, but i didn't want to try and tighten it anymore today in the event that i didn't actually f it up...I did a search but a few of them were archived...

While on the topic, is there a trick to getting the oil filter without absolutely destroying it with a screwdriver and getting oil everywhere? I hand tightened it last time but still couldn't get it off easily/cleanly lol
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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Re: Over tightened oil pan bolt

Did you replace the drain bolt washer or Oring?? Do you oil or grease the filter oring before installing?
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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Re: Over tightened oil pan bolt

Nope no O-Ring, messed that up, I'm gonna head to the dealer and pick one up tomorrow, I looked it up and it said some people do/do not use them and that it's good to prevent over torquing (dohh)...so I guess I'll have to drain the oil and then redo the bolt and put it in back in and add a little.

As for the filter I just dipped my finger in the oil and then ran it along the threads of the new filters and spun it on there. My problem is that I can never get enough grip to grab anything
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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Wipe the oil on the gasket of the oil filter, not the threads.

That might help a bit. Doesn't matter what you do, it's always a pain in the dick to get that filter off.


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Old 12-25-2012, 07:45 PM   #5
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Re: Over tightened oil pan bolt

I just use channel locks on the oil filter. Clamp down and crush the filter with the locks and get it started and then it should come off with your hand. Always replace the O-ring when you change the oil!
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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Re: Over tightened oil pan bolt

Gonna sound like a noob question, (only changed the oil twice) but what are you referring to with the o ring?
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Re: Over tightened oil pan bolt

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Gonna sound like a noob question, (only changed the oil twice) but what are you referring to with the o ring?
There's a disposable O-ring that comes off with the oil-drain bolt. It's a crush washer and needs to be replaced every oil change to avoid leaking. Also, if you fail to take the o-ring off the bolt and try to install with a new o-ring it will not seal properly and you will leak oil.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:45 PM   #8
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Re: Over tightened oil pan bolt

Ahh gotcha, thats what I thought you meant, I was going to say I don't remember the filter coming with anything else, appreciate the info!
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:46 PM   #9
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Re: Over tightened oil pan bolt

As for the oil filter, go down to your auto parts store and get a cup style oil filter wrench. Can't remember exactly what size off the top of my head. But I used that to remove the original filter from the factory(which I've heard horror stories about) and it was on there tighter than hell, but it broke it loose without having to stab it with a screwdriver or anything crazy like that.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:07 PM   #10
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Re: Over tightened oil pan bolt

4 words....stalhbus oil drain valve

As for filter, I've been using the K&N filter. Has a nut on the end of the filter so you can use a wrench to get that sucker off.
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