OIL FILTER REPLACEMENT

  • Tiny
  • db2010
  • 2003 Mitsubishi Montero
  • 107,000 miles

Hello

I would like to know if there is a specific torque range to which an oil filter has to be tightened or I just tighten it with my hand until it feels firm.

Thanks

Saturday, February 12th, 2011 AT 12:45 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
  • Expert
  • 41,938 posts

Here are the procedures.

ENGINE OIL FILTER REPLACEMENT
Start the engine and allow it to warm up until the temperature of the coolant reaches 80 C (176 F) to 90 C (194 F).

WARNING: Use care as oil could be hot.

1. Remove the engine oil filler cap.
2. Remove the drain plug to drain oil.
3. Use the commercially-available tool to remove the engine oil filter.
4. Clean the filter bracket side mounting surface and ensure the old O-ring has been removed.
5. Apply a small amount of engine oil to the O-ring of the new oil filter.
6. Where the oil filter O-ring touches the oil pan flange, tighten the oil filter to the specified torque using the commercially-available tool.
Tightening torque: Approximately 3/4 turn [14 +/- 2 N.M (124 +/- 18 in-lb)]
7. Install the drain plug and refill engine oil.
8. Rev the engine a few times, and check to be sure that no engine oil leaks from the installation section of the oil filter.

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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 1:52 PM

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