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Old 06-12-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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Post 2012 Oil Drain Plug and Filter Housing Torque Values

Does anyone happen to know the torque values on the 2012 oil drain plug and oil filter housing?

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Old 06-12-2012, 11:26 AM   #2
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Snug?

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Old 06-12-2012, 11:28 AM   #3
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Drain plug = 20 ft lbs. Oil filter housing = 25Nm = 18 ft lbs.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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I just snug it up. Grip high on the wrench so you won't over torque it. Remember you can always re-tighten but fixing stripped threads is a different story.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #5
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Torque specs exist for a reason and if the OP has access to a torque wrench I suggest he use it. The oil filter housing and cap are plastic.
The term "snug" is subjective. What's snug to one person may not be the same for someone else. Too much "snug" and the plastic threads could strip out! But its your Jeep.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:52 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the responses. Silver, thanks for the torque values, since the housing and cap are plastic is pretty much the reason I wanted to make sure it wasnt over-torqued =)
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Smart man Figs! During my early days of wrenching I used to guess at tightness of fasteners and broke/stripped some out. I always try to use the torque specs.
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Smart man Figs! During my early days of wrenching I used to guess at tightness of fasteners and broke/stripped some out. I always try to use the torque specs.

Well, like you said, that's what they are there for

ESPECIALLY wrenching plastic...always makes me nervous I am going to break it.

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