Originally Posted by watchunglava
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
good reading ladys and gents.
That would be me that said hand tighten so that it's easier to remove the next time. You ever come across a filter that was overtightened? Better yet, you ever strip a filter on the stud? I've seen both and neither of them on my own vehicle thankfully.
Hand tight doesn't mean when it contacts the surface then stop. It means what others have said in that when it contacts the surface, go 1/4 to one full turn more and no more. I've been doing it that way for years and have never had a filter leak at the seal or strip the threads. They have all been easy to come off as well with no filter wrench needed.
It's fine to diseagree with what I have to say but calling me names is not cool and shows your lack of self restraint. On that note, ever hear of capital letters? Or that it's "explosions" not "explotions." Before you call someone a joke, you should at least lean how to use proper grammar and spelling. You may be from Maine but you're no Stephen King.
Also, did you actually take the time to read what you posted for a link?
Originally Posted by The Engine Oil Bible
9. Clean off the face of the oil filter mount on the side of the engine block using a rag. Use a little oil on a rag to wipe around the seal of the new filter and spin it on by hand. Once its locked against the side of the engine block, another quarter-turn by hand is normally enough to secure it in place.