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2008 Mustang GT-What is the torque specification on the oil drain plug?

Anyone know the oil drain plug torque spec on an '08 ?

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dunno if there actually is one, but maybe. Tight enough so it doesn't leak...not too tight so you strip it.


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It's 19 lb-ft....

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guess i was wrong. I wonder how many people actually break out their torque wrench for the drain plug??

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I've never used a torqe wrench on the plug. Snug plus a 1/4 turn is more than enough.

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Thanks stl, I never torque drain plugs either but I heard these threads can strip easier than normal. Probably B.S. though. Still considering one of those Fumoto drain valves but for some reason they make me nervous.
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those drain plugs work great,saves lots of mess and your threads

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Thanks stl, I never torque drain plugs either but I heard these threads can strip easier than normal. Probably B.S. though. Still considering one of those Fumoto drain valves but for some reason they make me nervous.
I've had one for two years. Trouble-free!

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oil plug torque torqunique

heaping the mole hill.

Didn't like the 'metal yielding" feel at a healthy 1/4 turn.
Hope just my imagination.

Back off and torqued to ~230 inlb (19ftlb) with a good clicker, starting from a looooose wrench snug on a once used o-ring.

19 ftlb clicks at ~1/8 turn.

Gave it a wee honk more for good measure.

Is NOW the time to complain that Ford FINALLY forced a use for the 16mm wrench that I never ever needed up til now ?

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Fumoto drain valve

tempted by a fumoto drain valve (cheaper than the next driveway spill) but always put off by the obvious issue, gotta love the warning from one vendor (maker ?? )

Safety:
1. Drive carefully at all times, and if you run over any foreign object on the road pull over and check the valve for any damage or leak.

2. N-Series valve (with nipple to accept hose) is not recommended for passenger cars with low clearance.


I mean, if I gotta be careful , why bother !? And does running over a foreign object include beating a Nissan ?

Ford size chart http://www.qwikvalve.com/Vehicle-Chart.html?id=16 but deos not specify a modular eng app. Anyone know the PN for the Stang-worthy part ?
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F-106 is the correct part.

I've been using Fumoto valves for years. I had one in my Mazda6 for 4 years and I put one on my GT during the first oil change. Great product.

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