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Re: Oil Filter Bolt Torque
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 08, 2018 08:38AM

Torque wrench, shmork wrench! Give it a good snug, check for leaks and move on. JMHO cool smiley

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
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Re: Oil Filter Bolt Torque
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: November 08, 2018 08:50AM

I agree with Craig. I use my shmork wrench. And I agree with Matt. Hold the filter to keep it from turning while tightening. Always use a 6 point socket to keep the bolt from rounding off and always use a new fiber washer. Wipe off the plate where the filter attaches (under side) and be sure the old seal is not stuck there.
I suspect this topic can be put to rest.

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Re: Oil Filter Bolt Torque
Posted by: PSCJr ()
Date: November 08, 2018 10:29AM

Here's a snapshot from the 1965 Chassis Shop Manual. (7-13 ft lbs)

I recently put in a Wix filter and it had a note on the box or on the filter, I don't remember which, that said to torque it to 12 ft lbs.



Paul
Farmington Hills, MI
65 Monza Convertible

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Re: Oil Filter Bolt Torque
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: November 08, 2018 11:06AM

PSCJr Wrote:
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> Here's a snapshot from the 1965 Chassis Shop
> Manual. (7-13 ft lbs)
>
> I recently put in a Wix filter and it had a note
> on the box or on the filter, I don't remember
> which, that said to torque it to 12 ft lbs.
>
> [corvaircenter.com]
> 2965,filename=Oil+Filter+Torque.JPG

Not sure you have the right snapshot there Paul. That's of the 5/16"-18 bolts fastening the whole delcotron/oil filter adapter housing to the rear housing.
You'll find the oil filter with the 7/16"-20 bolts listed as 15-20 ft.-lbs.
Although I agree with most that that is too tight.


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/2018 11:07AM by Wagon Master.

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Re: Oil Filter Bolt Torque
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: November 08, 2018 11:26AM

I have been changing oil filters since I was 16 and have never tightened one with a torque wrench! eye popping smiley

For a Corvair hold the filter so it won't move, snug the bolt just past tight end you are done!

Dale cool smiley

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Re: Oil Filter Bolt Torque
Posted by: MonzaJPD61 ()
Date: November 08, 2018 04:37PM

The real answer is "just tight enough" and no more. If you don't have a feel for that, creeping up on 9 ft-lbs is a go by that will work. If you need to use a torque wrench, use a 3/8" drive, not 1/2"

B'ham, AL
1961 Monza coupe 98hp, 4spd
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Re: Oil Filter Bolt Torque
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 08, 2018 05:02PM

I use a 3/8" drive, grab it near the center and snug it up, many, many years

J.O.

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Re: Oil Filter Bolt Torque
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 08, 2018 05:56PM

I normally just use a shmork wrench also, if a shmork wrench is a combination wrench....which are 12 point..... Who needs a socket? Shorter length keeps me out of trouble.grinning smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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