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Old 11-02-2010, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default Oil galley plug torque

Today I installed my prosport oil pressure gauge, the brass galley plug (http://prosportgauges.com/subaru-oil-galley-plug.aspx) was torqued to about 20ft/lbs of torque. Later on a friend told me since it's such a soft metal I should've done around 5ft/lbs.

It doesn't leak or anything, it has about 3 layers of teflon tape on the threads. Should I remove it and reinstall or just leave it be? Could the threads weaken over time?
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:33 PM   #2
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5 ft/lbs is too little. 20 ft/lbs should be alright, there are other things that are torqued to higher specs lime the cyl heads, and that is in the same material. You checked for leaks right?
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:52 PM   #3
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Yep, no leaks as of now.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:03 AM   #4
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You will be fine. Just keep an eye on it over time obviously.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:21 AM   #5
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It doesn't leak or anything, it has about 3 layers of teflon tape on the threads.
I think I read somewhere that you shouldn't use teflon tape for the galley plug. In case the tape shreds into your motor? Hopefully you won't experience any issues.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:28 AM   #6
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Just don't tape the tip of the plug, only the threads after the first few. You can use a threadlocker/sealant as an alternative, though I forget which kind specifically.

See this picture for clarification: https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/i...llery-plug.jpg
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Sorry for raising this thread from the dead, but it's what shows up on google when searching "subaru prosport oil galley plug torque spec".

Having had one of their brass fittings fail because of tightening it too much, I called prosport. From their phone-support mouth: 30 ft-lbs is the torque spec for the prosport oil galley plug.

Hope this is some use to future installers,
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Is this the same for the OEM plug? I recently reverted back to having it in and I have it torqued to 30ft/lbs now, but it still seems like it's leaking. Haven't been able to find a published answer for the OEM spec. Anyone?
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It should be around that torque. You don't want to torque too tight it could stretch the threads.

Always use a new crush washer. I use a new oil plug every 3-4 changes.

Did you use thread lock or tape?

Check all of the little things.
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I've never heard of anyone using a new oil plug every so many changes. I've always just tightened by general strength and never had a problem.

Although, I agree, 30 ft/lbs is about it IIRC.
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Is this the same for the OEM plug? I recently reverted back to having it in and I have it torqued to 30ft/lbs now, but it still seems like it's leaking. Haven't been able to find a published answer for the OEM spec. Anyone?
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It should be around that torque. You don't want to torque too tight it could stretch the threads.

Always use a new crush washer. I use a new oil plug every 3-4 changes.

THIS IS ABSURD IN THE EXTREME
Did you use thread lock or tape?

Check all of the little things.
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I've never heard of anyone using a new oil plug every so many changes. I've always just tightened by general strength and never had a problem.

Although, I agree, 30 ft/lbs is about it IIRC.



OMG....the OP is talking about the galley plug on the top of the block
NOT the oil pan drain plug

jesus....READ the bloody THREAD before ya all ****in screw the p00ch here

the oil pan drain plug gets 33ft-lbs torque....dunno about the galley plug on top of the block which IS NOT THE SAME THING
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I had such respect for you until this. I was talking about the plug on top of the engine block. Thanks for all the help...oh wait.
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I had such respect for you until this. I was talking about the plug on top of the engine block. Thanks for all the help...oh wait.



d000000000000000000000000000000d........ya really DIDNT read it through...did ya??
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so, what torque value should we use for the sending unit into the galley plug adapter?
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