3200 Sump Plug Torque

Lozzer

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Hi all, is there a value for this anywhere? I can't find it in the manual, everything but! :saifi5:
Tia
 

Oneball

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You’d have thought it was in there somewhere. Oil system bit in the engine overhaul section?
 

Lozzer

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Have you ever changed the oil before Loz, just wondered

Dave
Not personally Dave, it usually involves a 250 mile round trip, and a hotel along with time off work that I'm finding a bit extreme for an interim oil change.
 

alfatwo

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It makes you wander if the bods who did your service last time actually removed the sump plug!

Dave
 

Oneball

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It makes you wander if the bods who did your service last time actually removed the sump plug!

Dave
I’m not sure the advantages of the sucky oil extraction devices, unless it means they don’t have to take an undertray off.
 

alfatwo

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I recon about 15lbs on the torque wrench should suffice, otherwise your going to strip the threads on the sump

Loz,, Are you sure they didn't lock tight the sump plug into place because they made a balls up!

Dave
 

Lozzer

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I recon about 15lbs on the torque wrench should suffice, otherwise your going to strip the threads on the sump

Loz,, Are you sure they didn't lock tight the sump plug into place because they made a balls up!

Dave
No Dave definitely not, tightened it back up to 30nm and didnt feel it was enough, it's a big plug! And a really fine thread, Ended up around 60nm
 
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davy83

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These are always really tight to get loose again even after a short period, its a steel plug in an alloy casting, not a good design. cant find the torque in my owrkshop manual either.
 

Geo

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Having had a bit of search for info on drain plug torques, this may give you some idea of what is required. I have never used a torque wrench to tighten a sump plug, and I have done quite a few over the years.

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