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Old 08-25-2015, 02:44 PM
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Diff Drain Plug Torque

How many people tighten the drain plug to the 25 ft. lbs. torque setting and how many just tighten by feel (no torque wrench).

I will be changing my diff oil soon and would like to no if I should buy a torque wrench for this.

BTW, I have a 2014 JKUR.

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How many people tighten the drain plug to the 25 ft. lbs. torque setting and how many just tighten by feel (no torque wrench).

I will be changing my diff oil soon and would like to no if I should buy a torque wrench for this.

BTW, I have a 2014 JKUR.

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I use a torque wrench. You know you're doing it right. But I like following directions to the "T." Things usually turn out better that way. 25 ft. lbs. is not a whole lot. It's easy to overdue it. If you are able to buy a torque wrench I suggest getting one. You're saving yourself more money by doing the differential service yourself anyway. That's how I justify new tool purchases myself. =)

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MyJeepFun: I second that motion. I've also used that same excuse/strategy to add to my tools as well.

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Old 08-25-2015, 02:57 PM   #4
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Feel but I have been wrenching forever and can get relatively close. For more sophisticated bolts like suspension and engine parts, always use a torque wrench.
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Thanks everyone for your feedback.

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Old 08-25-2015, 03:46 PM   #6
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just tighten it till it strips, then back it out 1/4 turn...
you get the correct torque every time that way...

for what is just a plug, I tighten until it doesn't leak/wont fall out... you are just plugging a hole, you just don't want to over do it... but you have a huge "good' range you can be in that satisfies the no leak/no fall out requirements...


heads/etc (ie things that can be warped) that requires not just a torque wrench, but also a soft touch/proper procedure...
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hand tight/impact gun tight for everything but engine internals for me havent had a problem yet just gotta use judgement and you shouldnt have a problem
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It's a plug. yall are overthinking this

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