Originally Posted by garek
2. It took 35 NM of torque to loosen my drain plugs, rather than the 18 NM and 10 NM suggested in the original write up. Consequently, I tightened both drain plugs to 35 NM. Actually, when I saw the 18 NM and 10 NM, that seemed quite low to me, and 35 NM is more like what I would expect.
I would not assume the loosening torque equals the correct tightening toque. It often takes more to break a fastener free than its specified tightening torque.