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      01-14-2014, 04:42 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Rupes
Originally Posted by C|3R1C View Post
No difference between years. I believe drain bolt is 6mm hex. 25-nm sounds about right. I believe the torque value for the filter is on the cap.
New to this. Can you guys explain how to use a torque wrench on an object as large as the oil filter cap? Seems like wrench attachments are mostly for smaller things like lug nuts...
You need the 36mm socket for the filter cap. The socket will be for a 1/2in drive, so you need an adapter for 3/8in (unless your torque wrench is 1/2 drive but then the range of values would probably be too high). Thats how I do it.

Same with the drain bolts. I have a 3/8in drive torque wrench.
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