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DangerRanger245

Oil drain bolt, possibly over-torqued...

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Today while changing my oil on my 06 450f I did a dumb thing.

I had my torque wrench set to 20 NM, tightened up the two lower drain bolts, and went to the third one on the oil filter cover, and after an 1/8 to a 1/4 of a turn after it got stiff, I realized i still had the torque wrench on the wrong setting.

I screwed it out, and screwed it back in by hand, and torqued it down to spec. It seemed to grab just fine.

So I overtorqued it by maybe a 1/4 turn, it doesnt leak even after a quick ride around the block, it should be fine, right?

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The risk is to pull the threads out of the hole. Sounds like you caught it in time and should be ok.

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Yeah I know that one. I looked closely at the bolt when I pulled it, and didnt see any fragments of threads.

I'm just paranoid, this is the first real possible issue on this bike.

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Yeah I know that one. I looked closely at the bolt when I pulled it, and didnt see any fragments of threads.

I'm just paranoid, this is the first real possible issue on this bike.

I would much rather have it be the oil filter bold than the drain bolt. When I first bought one of my yzfs, the magnetic drain bolt was stripped and ended up breaking inside the case...that was fun:banghead: Anyways, I think you will be fine

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