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ChrisRasman 02-12-2020 07:07 PM

Oil drain torque 2003 Lx Aluminum pan.
 
I had this going over on the M380 forum. I got the idea they wanted it over here lol. It was last year anyway.

I found this coach last year it had a drip from the drain bolt. I asked the dealer and they got it stopped. It was good over the last few trips. Last night I was down under and noticed it leaking again.

I guess I should be ready for anything right now. I do want to try to tighten it to the correct torque first thing. Last thing I want to do it finish stripping it.

I have looked around and found some threads about stripped pans. Just not the torque.

ChrisRasman 02-13-2020 12:59 AM

Bump please

rwoody 02-13-2020 03:52 AM

531 in. lbs. or 44 ft. lbs.

rwoody 02-13-2020 03:53 AM

new plastic gasket

toolmaker 02-13-2020 08:13 AM

Maybe get it squeaky clean and install a Fumoto valve. Could even epoxy one in if the threads are loose.

Randy B 02-13-2020 08:30 AM

Also, many of the oil pans have multiple drain ports. If the threads are going bad on this one and one of the side ports is also a low port, you could plug the current drain and put a quick drain in the side drain. Let us know what you decide.
Good luck

Mark b 02-13-2020 10:46 AM

I had to retap mine and go up to the ISX size. Randy Shrimplin loaned me the tap.

bimmerman46 02-13-2020 07:10 PM

33 to 41 foot pounds right off the Detroit sight.

ChrisRasman 02-13-2020 08:39 PM

Thanks guys. Plastic gasket, check. Fumoto valve if it's stripped. I didn't know the ISX bung was bigger. It's a good idea. If it is, that's the way i will go I think.

George, it's a Cummins. Thanks anyway. I did look at the Cummins site.

I just wanted to see what the other guys are doing and I got all these good ideas. I'll be tackling it in a few weeks. Have to run up north (to the cold) for business this next week. Now that I got a small aircraft hanger out back I want to do a ton of things to that too. It never ends lol. Like the bird isn't t a hobby!

Randy Dupree 02-13-2020 08:45 PM

I have never seen anybody,anywhere use a torque wrench on an oil drain plug.


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