Well, Gm recommends torque to 18ftlb on the oil filter. Only one I looked up. So if you are trying to say you are following factory recommendation, are you using a torque wrench to install new filters. And No you will never be allowed to work on any of my engines if you insist on overtightening the filter. Not trying to argue either, just pointing out your mistake. I did just look up Wix and they do recommend 3/4 turn after gasket contact. And you $150k car aint a pimple on the butt of the equipment I used to service and in 41 years I have never had a oil filter leak or come loose.I'm not going to get into an argument with you about this. If that works best for you than keep doing it.
At our shop we follow factory procedures. The minimum I have seen from filter manufacturers or the OEMs is 3/4 turn after gasket contact. If I recall correctly a Porsche GT3 requires 1 1/2 turns after gasket contact. That's essentially a street legal race car with a very expensive engine. I definitely don't want to have a filter fall off or leak on a $150k car.
Most standard V6 engine replacement jobs land in the $4-5k range so we go by manufacturer specs. Just not worth it to risk it from a business standpoint.
Have a great night
This can cause major problems on seals of this sort.I think whoever put it on didn’t put oil on the gasket
Yeah, I had the same experience one time so I was a bit skeptical of all this "just stick a screwdriver through it" talk making it sound so easy... by the time I got it off with the big channel locks there wasn't much to grab and I was getting nervous that it was going to be there forever.the screwdriver trick just ripped the filter apart
No problem! I'll just stick to posting about scrounging. I've read some of the oil threads and we don't need to start that here!Jeez I didn't mean to start anything [emoji1787]. What kind of two stroke oil do you guys think is the best? Lol [emoji1787][emoji1787]
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Someone's having fun.
Do you have an indoor burner, or just the outdoor unit.Rained hard for a few minutes late this afternoon so everything was wet, but I was able to get one load of poles and uglies in. Sorry, no wood projects tonight - I did score a couple of items this weekend on Craigslist that will be taking up some time this summer though.
I’ll take red or white oak but I’d trade either for black locust!Someone's having fun.
Nice haul, I like white oak, it would be my choice if I didn't have all the black locust.