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Need torque settings for tranny drain plug 2000 Outback


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#1 Edward

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 04:52 AM

Can some one provide the torque setting for the transmisssion pan drain plug in a 2000 Outback? Also the tranny pan bolts. Thank you.

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#2 Midwst

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 06:32 PM

Actually, if you plan to work on the vehicle on a regular basis, I highly recommend buying a Haynes Repair Manual, available at many auto parts stores. Well worth the money - usually about $15. Lists all torque specs. A word of caution on torque wrenches; I found out the hard way that using a 3" or 6" extension with a ratchet makes the bolts much tighter than it says on the torque guage. Ruined a bearing that way. Sigh. Also if the torque wrench is dropped, it has to be recalibrated. Also, it should be stored without any tension/torque on it. You may already know all this, but hey, thought I'd throw it out there.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 11:44 AM

Snug for the drain plug . I mean come on ......it's a drain plug ! This isn't rocket science.....I am a professional mechanic.....Common sense goes along way.

As far as the pan bolts you might need specs as overtightening can distort the pan or gaskets.

#4 Andyjo

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 02:54 PM

Snug for the drain plug . I mean come on ......it's a drain plug ! This isn't rocket science.....Common sense goes along way.

Yup! :drunk:
although, if you have a lack of common sense, then you start getting in trouble :rolleyes:

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 10:10 AM

A word of caution on torque wrenches; I found out the hard way that using a 3" or 6" extension with a ratchet makes the bolts much tighter than it says on the torque guage.

That's interesting. It would almost seem as though the stretch (twist) of the extension would consume some of the applied torque, leaving LESS at the fastener. No? :confused:

#6 Midwst

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 10:41 AM

That's what I thought too, but several over tightening problems made me think it was the other way around. Maybe my snap on torque wrench needs to be recalibrated? Any physics students in the house?




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