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Old 01-28-2008, 09:18 PM   #22
240c
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Fostoria, Ohio
Vehicle:
1997 Outback
Blue/grey

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Originally Posted by mopartodd View Post
According to the 2007 Subaru Impreza Shop Manual you should hand tighten 1 rotation past where the seal meets the block, then using a filter wrench tighten another 2/3 - 3/4 rotation.

5) Install the oil filter by turning it by hand, being
careful not to damage seal rubber.
Tighten the oil filter 68 mm (2.68 in) in diameter
(approx. 1 rotation) after the seal rubber of the oil
filter comes in contact with cylinder block or oil
cooler. Use the 14 Nm (1.4 kgf-m, 10.3 ft-lb)
torque, if the torque wrench is available.
Tighten the oil filter with 65 mm (2.56 in) in diameter
further (approx. 2/3 3/4 rotations) after the
seal rubber of the oil filter comes in contact with cylinder
block or oil cooler. Use the 12 Nm (1.2 kgf-m,
8.7 ft-lb) torque, if the torque wrench is available.

In other words, if you are just going hand tight you are not getting the filter tight enough.
Wow thats tight, I just did not wont to damage the new filter. The Original filter that came with the car was so tight that it stripped the end of the oil filter and I had to use cannel locks to get it off.
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