Tempest Oil Filter Mess

Discussion in 'Maintenance Bay' started by Cruzinchris, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Computerjim

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    I just found out about the new ones with lube already on the gasket. Thank you for getting me updated. I bought a case of filters at a good price a while back, and just installed the last of them.
     
  2. timwinters

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    Common sense ain't so common, is it Tom?
     
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    Ok you made look; it’s written right on the filter can;


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  4. SoCal 182 Driver

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    As someone once told me, "RTFM!"
     
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    Please see post #16.
     
  7. SoCal 182 Driver

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    If you read the instructions, and don't lube the filter, a strap wrench shouldn't be necessary.
     
  8. Dan Thomas

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    Some filters are stuck just because the installer didn't use a torque wrench to tighten it to the spec. If you just use a plain wrench and do it up to what "feels about right" it will usually end up way too tight. It's the same thing that results in overtorqued bolts and nuts and the damage that does.
     
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    And then there are those that lubricate Tempest filters...essentially gluing them in place!
     
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    I always TQ to the lower end of the spec. Use a breaker bar and short socket with no extension. Never had a problem.