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Old 02-11-2001, 01:46 PM   #1
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Arrow Oil Drain Torque Spec?

I have done a search and I can't find a spec on how much torque to put on my oil drain plug. Does any one know?
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Old 02-11-2001, 02:20 PM   #2
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Tight but not too tight.

I've never used a torque wrench to do an oil change... I know, some people swear by them, but I say BAH. Get a new washer and clamp it down. If you're big enough to worry about stripping the threads out, use a 3/8 drive wrench. Do you think that the guys at the quickie lube bother using a torque wrench?
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Old 02-11-2001, 03:08 PM   #3
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That is one of the many reasons I will never take my car to a quickie lube place.
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Old 02-11-2001, 03:09 PM   #4
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33 ft lbs +- 3.6

-From the MY00 service manual.

(edit) And yeah, use a new crush washer every time.

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Old 02-11-2001, 03:29 PM   #5
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I am an auto technician and I never use a torque wrench to tighten a drain plug. It is not needed. When you remove the drain plug inspect its threads to see if it should be reused. If the threads are good put a new crush ring or gasket on and tighten with a hand wrench until the crush ring compresses a little. If you have the guage pack on you impreza the drain plug is also the sensor for the oil temp. guage. I would make sure not to damage this item because you will have to replace the sensor.
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Old 02-11-2001, 06:58 PM   #6
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<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Just get a fumotovalve... you will never need to loosen/tighten that damn nut again, or buy another crush washer... http://www.fumotovalve.com/ We need the number F105 for the Subarus (all of them- Legacy, Forester, Impreza) and I recommend the one without the nipple for a drain tube... it hangs too low (at least on the Impreza). The nipple-less one hides up underneath my front skidplate nicely. All of $25 shipped to your door. Thank you to Peaty for sucking me into something else

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Old 02-11-2001, 07:02 PM   #7
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It does make oil changes a snap and no need to get new washers every time either,

Pics on the AZScooby.com site for anyone wanting to see what these look like.
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Old 02-11-2001, 07:15 PM   #8
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Ditto on the Fumuto Valve greatest thing since oil filters replaced screens...
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