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Old 03-28-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Torque on oil filter canister nut 3.6 engine?

What is the correct tightening procedure for the oil filter canister nut on the 3.6 engine. Torque? Or do you just tighten it similarly to the old screw on type?

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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just until you contact the O-ring. Don't squash it, just come into contact plus a hair to make the seal.

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just until you contact the O-ring. Don't squash it, just come into contact plus a hair to make the seal.
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Yeah I basically screwed it down all the way until it was impossible to screw it down anymore and stopped there. No actual torqueing.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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believe it or not if you look at the top of the canister it will tell you what ft/lbs of torq is required. It is more then you would think but it has worked for me on 3 changes so far.
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Yeah I basically screwed it down all the way until it was impossible to screw it down anymore and stopped there. No actual torqueing.
Yea it just stops, and that's as far as I go.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:23 PM   #7
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And what is this we speak of? Haven't had my oil change come up yet. Different oil filter?
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #8
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And what is this we speak of? Haven't had my oil change come up yet. Different oil filter?
The oil filter torque.

And cue random google image pics...That's the cap


And the filter attached to it:


Easiest oil change you'll ever do!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
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There you go.

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That instruction sheet says it all!
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