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Old 04-10-2001, 07:22 PM
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Too tight can be very bad.

Although my 107 Model with a 5.0 Euro motor has a replaceable element with a bolt that has a torque spec, my other car has a spin-on filter. My buddies and I always laugh when a filter wonít come off because itís kind of a standing joke. We all just drive a screwdriver through (across the section) and spin it off with that. After contact with the (oiled) rubber seal, itís ĺ turn. Always works for me. Drain bolts have a torque spec too and I believe itís based on the brass crush washers.

When my brother was 13 he over tightened a drain plug in his CR125 and cracked the case. It leaked Ďtil the day he sold it. Be careful with these things.

í85 500SL Euro
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