Oil Filter Housing Over Torque - Input Please (1 Viewer)

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So I did my first oil change, and I’m pretty sure my torque wrench wasn’t working properly. I set it to 18LB/FT, but it never really clicked to indicate proper torque even though I pulled pretty damn hard.

I purchased a new torque wrench. Should I loosen the filter housing and re-torque now, or leave it until my next oil change. If I do it now, will there be a lot of seepage from the loosened housing?

FWIW, I’m using the @bjowett housing.
 
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You can always just do a filter change and oil top off to calm your heart. You can also just loosen it and re-torque after inspecting the o-ring.

Pulling hard, yanking, and using anything other than your hands should never be in the same sentence with any sort of plug, drain, filter, etc.
 

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