Broken oil bolt
Posted October 24, 2005 - 09:25 AM
Maybe I need a new torque wrench, but it didn't seem like I was putting a lot of uumph on it when the bolt head broke.
Posted October 24, 2005 - 09:32 AM
Also, be careful with the lower oil filter housing bolt. That one collects some debris and can strip out/snap quite easily. I always purge the hole with carb cleaner to flush out any bits of metal before it goes back together
Posted October 24, 2005 - 09:34 AM
I'd recommend getting a torque wrench, and torque these type of fasteners at about 80% of the listed value (multiply torque value by 0.8). I also suggest using anti-seize paste on dry connections (bolts not immersed in oil, like the drain bolt).
Sorry for the long post, you probably already know this, but maybe someone else can use the info, good luck!
Posted October 24, 2005 - 11:51 AM
I also suggest using anti-seize paste on dry connections (bolts not immersed in oil, like the drain bolt).
This is a good tip for anybody. Alot of do it yourself wrenchers out there.