2012 SRT: Mopar CAI, Mopar front strut brace, Magnaflow high flow cats, Flowmaster American Thunder, BT catch can z mount with black braided lines, Diablo 93 octane tune, Jet 180 thermostat and BT thermostat housing, Hurst shifter, Mopar short throw shifter, skip shift eleminator, Mopar lowering springs, LED bulbs.
Make it tight but don't go crazy with it.... In all my years around mechanics and dealerships I've never seen anyone use a torque wrench on a drain plug... just common sense.
Agreed. I have been an automotive tech for 15 years and I have never once used a torque wrench on an oil drain bolt. But some people like doing stuff to the exact specs from time to time. Even when it doesnt matter.
*the drain plug has an very nice integral nitrile gasket and will seal readily.
PS: I've changed oil on both my friend's 300 and Challenger - the dealer's tech went nuts - it took both hands on a breaker bar to break the bolt loose...the oil filter on one of the cars - two hands and lots of force - thankfully the cap wrench held!
2009 R/T 27J pkg (6 speed MT) ordered 7/17/08, built 10/23/08, home on 11/13/08
Here is what I have found in my 20+ years of rebuilding automotive transmissions...fasteners have torque specs for a few reasons, one of them being so the threads aren't over stressed which leads to thread ripping not to mention head rounding...go ahead and torque it
Sometimes you have to go the extra mile yourself because the dealer won't
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