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Old 01-06-2003, 11:44 AM
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What torque setting to use for oil pan

Does anyone know what torque setting to use on hex bolts that hold the oil pan for a 95 E420?
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:18 PM
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oil sump to block

m6 9nm
m8 21nm
m10 40 nm

this is for the main pan, as in the alloy one, not the steel sub pan.

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Old 01-06-2003, 04:30 PM
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I am installing the lower oil pan

The pan that has the oil drain plug. Will torque numbers you listed be any different?

One other question while we are on this subject, I was told by the local dealer parts man that it would be wise to use silicon on the gasket for better sealing. Any advise on that? Like what type/brand of silicon? Do I apply thin coat to both sides of the gasket or just the pan side?

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