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Old 10-26-2010, 09:33 AM   #1
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Question Do you hand tighten your oil filter?

I was just reading another thread hear about oil filters and here's a question to piggy back that one. Do you hand tighten your oil filter or do you use something else to tighten it down?
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:44 AM   #2
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I was just reading another thread hear about oil filters and here's a question to piggy back that one. Do you hand tighten your oil filter or do you use something else to tighten it down?
Oh god... NEVER, EVER, EVER use a tool to tighten your oil filter down. EVER!
Ask Mike (Armyspeedfreek) what happened when he got a K&N "Wrench Off" oil filter and used a wrench to put it on... We literally spent two whole days trying to remove the filter from his car, and it came out in little pieces with a hammer and chiesel. It was one of the most aggravating things I've ever had to work with on a car.
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I always hand tighten mine
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I always tighten by hand, after oiling the gasket of course...
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:56 PM   #5
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I always tighten by hand, after oiling the gasket of course...
Absolutely!
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Oh god... NEVER, EVER, EVER use a tool to tighten your oil filter down. EVER!
Ask Mike (Armyspeedfreek) what happened when he got a K&N "Wrench Off" oil filter and used a wrench to put it on... We literally spent two whole days trying to remove the filter from his car, and it came out in little pieces with a hammer and chiesel. It was one of the most aggravating things I've ever had to work with on a car.
always hand tighten
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:15 AM   #7
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So, you guys are saying to hand tighten huh? LOL joking! I'm glad I hand tightened mine!
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:54 AM   #8
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I never use anything other than my hands
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I was just reading another thread hear about oil filters and here's a question to piggy back that one. Do you hand tighten your oil filter or do you use something else to tighten it down?
Follow manufacturers instructionne half turn after contact.SDB the old guy!
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I always rub a thin coat of oil on the rubber gasket and only hand tighten the filter. Over tightening will cause the rubber gasket to seperate and leak. As Powerlabs said, "NEVER EVER use tools to tighten the oil filter.
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