Tighten the oil filter on by hand and get it nice and firmly snug. This allows for venting while blocking the opening from any potential debris that may fall into the case. In a vertical filter mount such as yours I fill the filter half way with motor oil, lightly lube the oil filter gasket then hand tighten usually half to three-quarters after the gasket makes contact with the engine....never seen a leak. And while it's harder to do, you can damage the rubber gasket atop the oil filter if you really overtighten it. Once the oil has drained, reattach and tighten the oil drain plug. It is not a labor-intensive service point, but it is, still, very important to take your time and be precise. Try to capture as much oil as possible when removing your old filter. Hand-tighten plus 1/2 turn. Do not cross-thread. Learn new techniques and tips from friendly experts. Prepare: Remove drain plug from oil pan. Here is one way to loosen a stuck oil pain drain plug (bolt) or any other low-mounted, horizontally located nut or bolt. Apply a film of oil on the new oil filter gasket and install new filter. Turn back the lever to close. 1200 miles I guess is possible. 3. Unsure how long till it falls out but not to side with either, a hand tight plug will leak oil and drip at a pretty good pace. Remove your drain plug and let the oil drain completely. Most likely, though, it's just going to make it really difficult for the next guy to remove the plug and filter. Allow all of the oil to drain from the oil pan. Place the oil pan underneath the old filter to catch any remaining oil while unscrewing it. Messages: 248. IMPORTANT: Change engine oil every 125 hours if diesel fuel has a … Correct oil level is of utmost importance. Hand tighten : Thread assembled valve into the oil drain port by hand. I've never had problems changing his oil before simply because I line the filter with oil and hand-tighten it... like you're supposed to. I got out a ratchet and snugged it up, but now I'm wondering if I did the right thing. Surprised it did not fall out. Decided to dump the oil so I removed the drain plug and there was no seal washer on the drain plug. My local Hyundai dealer did the first three oil changes on my '14 Equus. lbf} 4. Next Video: Belt Deflection, Harley tools are not only specialty tools like JIMS and Kent Moore but many that you have in your garage already. 3. At times, people tend to over tighten the plug which causes many issues. Any oil that gets by must be thoroughly cleaned from the motorcycle. Unscrew the filter by hand. After all the oil has drained, wipe off the drain plug with a clean rag. They also stress the importance of paying particular attention when removing and re-installing parts. Drain old oil. Hand install the valve until tight, and give 1/8 turn with a small crescent wrench on the body. (c) Lightly screw the oil filter sub-assembly into place by hand. Remove the old ring and clean the plug thoroughly. Be careful not to disturb or damage any surrounding sensors or wiring. 2. Hand install the valve until tight, and give 1/8 turn with a small crescent wrench on the body. Spin the new filter onto its mount and hand tighten. Prepare: Remove drain plug from oil pan. While the HD 103 oil is draining, move on to your oil filter. Metro1 New Member Established Member. Never over-tighten the drain plug. engine oil lubricates all moving parts inside the engine, breaks down heat build up, keeps engines cooler(at normal operating temp) and prolong engines life. dealership and quick lube places tends to over tighten and cross treads the bolts. With the cap on a 2.4 you will need the wrench to tighten the cap. Hand install the valve until tight, and give 1/8 turn with a small crescent wrench on the body. Today I got under and checked and there was a drop of oil at the drain plug. Drain Plug and Refilling. i assume this is due to overtightening? snug tight the drain plug with your hand. I usually do it myself, so when I did my fourth oil change I noticed a drip from the drain plug. Pull the old gasket off the drain plug. If the drain plug falls into the catch pan, you can take it out with a magnetic grabber. You basically have to tighten by hand and then do additional 1/4 turn. Unscrew the plug by hand and set it aside while the oil drains. Joined: Aug 29, 2004 Location: In a cave. Start the drain plug into the oil pan by hand. That's it your done. The backside of the drainplug hits the metal of the running board. 2. 2. Close the lever and refill with engine oil How to Drain Oil: 1. Newer bikes mostly use 39-millimeter forks, but most bikes are preset with varying levels of spring in the sliders, so consult your manual before you begin this service. or 40nm. Don't use a socket wrench at the hex part of the nipple to install your valve. Hand tight only Sep 7, 2004 #13 '03 Sonic Blue "So blue you can hear it" Established Member. Hand-tighten plus 1/2 turn. 1. Ensure valve is closed; push in and turn clockwise. Make sure the lever is fully-closed and secured in its locked position. Hand-Tighten: Begin gently threading the assembled valve into your oil drain port by hand. Close the lever and refill with engine oil How to Drain Oil: 1. (DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN!) Click to expand... Sep 7, 2004 #12. Use a cresent wrench to install Fumoto Valve. It is also important to remember to remove the old oil filter seal. INSTALL OIL FILTER SUB-ASSEMBLY (a) Check and clean the oil filter sub-assembly installation surface. Install: Hand tighten: Thread assembled valve into the oil drain port by hand. The Fixer Well-Known Member. Luckily, I made friends with an employee at a local shop. Upgrade to GOLD membership and get unlimited access to our entire library of premium Harley repair videos, receive discounts on DVDs, video downloads, and classes in the shop. Bob shows us that tools are only part of…, Enter in your email and password to create a FREE account. *Do not over tighten it. But not too tight. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN! Next, you will prep your drain plug. "Install and tighten drain plug" My Owners Manual states on page 10-3: Changing Engine Oil and Filter "Install drain plug. Now, remove your fill plug and pour 3 full quarts into the fill allocation. Now, to answer your question, most techs go through the motions and run the drain plug in by hand, go for the wrench One could? Even minute metal particles clinging to the plug would immediately contaminate the new oil. 3. 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