Originally Posted by orndog
mopartodd, read that again. It says use a torque wrench if available. Those are tightening specs for 2 different sized filters. It does not say tighten, then tighten again.
You're right, but basically you are tightening it twice. Once by hand until the seal makes contact, then an additional amount of rotation or to specified torque. Hand tight is not tight enough though, regardless of how you read it.
Personally, I've never had a problem when spinning it by hand as tight as I can and then 1/4 - 1/2 turn beyond that.