i use an oil fliter socket on my torque wrench when i tighten down the filter never had any problems . never tighten a fliter beyond the recogmended torque. i have no idea who the noob is who said dont tighten it down so its easier to remove the next time. that dude is a joke. its all about pressure , warpage, and possible explotions. if you care about your engine the oem filters are a joke too. use a k and n gold if you can afford it . it filters down to some insane micros . also i recogmend a magnetic drain plug to pick up any filings from cold starts and such , between changes. its either get the magnet or have filings in your brankcase!!!!! ive found one for $10 on ebay . change your oil frequently!!! im sure most people on here drive their cars hard . use the proper oil for the time of the year in your region. this is the greatest site ever!!!! http://www.carbibles.com/engineoil_bible.html
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