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danzigfan

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Literally saved me a week
« on: 08 May 2019, 12:46:44 »

My Omega needed an oil change, first one after cambelt, oil cooler and coolant change in january. I somehow suspected trouble, since oil filter housing was taken of and put back by a "mechanic" to whom I told very clearly to NOT overtighten the cap :-X >:( Yes, you guessed it.
When I drained the oil today, replaced the seal and cleaned everything I went to change the oil filter and after a lot of
cursing and swearing managed to undo the cap...so I thought ::) Filter housing was the only thing spinning.
After a few minutes it finally spun out of place without a need of heavy duty hammer.
Just as a precaution I ordered oil filter conversion part and loctite for threads last week....like I knew I'll be needing that ;D
So job jobbed in an hour instead of waiting for parts and being stranded without a car :y

After the work I put filter housing in a vice and tried to take a cap off...won't even budge, like it's welded on.
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Re: Literally saved me a week
« Reply #1 on: 08 May 2019, 14:31:56 »

The correct torque figure is even cast into the housing in an attempt to be idiot proof, but idiots are always clever enough to find a way around idiot proofing.  ::)
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Re: Literally saved me a week
« Reply #2 on: 08 May 2019, 17:14:20 »

The correct torque figure is even cast into the housing in an attempt to be idiot proof, but idiots are always clever enough to find a way around idiot proofing.  ::)
Yep, it's because they are "clever" enough to know better than the manufacturer, and clever enough to accurately torque any fastener using only a windy wrench or, in tight locations, breaker bar. ::)
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