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Old 12-28-2002, 10:26 PM
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The pan bolts on the tranny pan are torqued to 8nm or 8 Newton Meters. Take .75 of 8 and you come up with 6 ft. lbs.

Some folks make the mistake of applying too much torque to the pan bolts and afterwards discover fluid leaking from around the pan.

You really do not need much torque at all as your pan has a beefy gasket. Be sure to replace the pan gasket as well as tranny filter.

Also - you do not have to bear down very hard on the 5mm allen head tranny pan drain plug and the 5mm allen head converter drain plug. Be sure to use a new washer with these as well.
Mike Murrell
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