oil drain plug question....

Discussion in 'SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech' started by DarkHorse164, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Is there a specific torque setting for the oil pan drain plug?
     
  2. 10ft lbs POUNDS PER 2003 SERVICE MANUAL
     
  3. cool! thanks :nice:

    ...can't find my manual :shrug:
     
  4. Or you can do what I always do. Get a good firm grip on the socket wrench and tighten that sucker as tight as you can get it. :nice:

    I do that all the time and have no problems.
     
  5. Thanks...but I'll take my chances with the torque wrench :D
    Stripped a couple drain plugs in my day, and don't need to do THAT ever again!
     
  6. you shouldnt be able to strip it, ive always just gotten as tight as possible :nice:
     
  7. Actually...the 2 times I managed to strip the threads were on motorcycles. The aluminum threads on the oil pan are what stripped...what a pain that was to fix :rolleyes: it was enough to make me cautious.
     
  8. on a billet aluminum motor?, what did you tighten it down with, an impact gun? lol

    i've just never heard of that before