What I get out of that pic is 1 full turn after the gasket touches .
What's this number thing your talking about .
It clearly states
1 oil gasket
2 spin on filter with hand till gasket come into contact
3 one full turn after that .
Not to hard to figure out or I'm I missing something
Stupid oil filter question I know, but.....
Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Ozdriver, Dec 16, 2015.
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StrongArm Light Load Member
- Apr 2, 2014
I don't know why they put those numbers on there, maybe as a reference point. I use fleetgaurd which has the same instruction, but does not have numbers going around the filter. Turn until the gasket touches the base, then look for a mark on the filter to use as a reference point and tighten till you see the same mark come around again. So if your looking at the number 1 mark on your filter tighten it till it comes around again to the same spot it was when the filter touched the base.
Anyway, I've always done it as tight as I think it should goblairandgretchen Thanks this.
AModelCat Road Train Member
- Jul 7, 2015
Tighten until gasket touches +1 additional turn is how I've always seen it.Ozdriver and Alberta trucker Thank this.
truckon Swamp Thing
- Dec 16, 2011
I just tighten till tight, same as installing plugs in a gas engine. Don't see all the need for it to be rocket science.
The thing I think most people are missing here is that the numbers count down when you're tightening. If you're at #1 and its says to tighten to #2, it's actually 3/4 turn.BoxCarKidd and Ozdriver Thank this.
BoxCarKidd Road Train Member
I was with Scuba intell I had problems with S60 filters leaking that way. Hand tight for the ex-football player, (300 lbs +) and the ex marine ( 165? lbs ) is not the same even though they were equally tough. OZ if you have done it your way for 20 years do not change. My big problems with the contact plus are 1st: Is who and how is contact being judged? 2nd: A lot of the equipment here you have to look over the top of the frame to see the marks but have to be below to turn the filter. 3rd: Then how does one instruct an employee to go out in the field and do that alone? Policy here is check oil PSI gauges and lights before service.Wipe the filter base off to be sure it is clean and the old gasket is not stuck to the housing. Oil the gasket and fill the filter at least 1/2 full in less it is horizontal ( full flow only, no need to fill by-pass filter). Use a band type wrench that a 1/2" drive fits. Only turn by hand which is slightly tighter than hand tight for a normal person. Start it be sure it has pressure and after some time run the engine to max RPM. If there is some problem I want to see it before it leaves. When one was tightened up by a moron we started looking at records and asking the moron to remove it. I did learn something from a moron, when the wrench is crushing the filter put one wrench at the top of the filter and one at the bottom.Ozdriver and blairandgretchen Thank this.
sdaniel Road Train Member
Ozdriver and BoxCarKidd Thank this.
- Sep 7, 2011
In my personal vehicles I've always used a socket style thingy to take the filter off , but I got one of the slick looking channel pliers looking pliers for filters from a Pilot, I can't wait to use it. #topic
blairandgretchen Road Train Member
- Dec 9, 2011
@Ozdriver is from AUSTRALIA.
I am from New Zealand.
End of story.
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