Re: [DML] How tight is too tight?
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Re: [DML] How tight is too tight?

That's one area of the car that doesn't require a lot of tourqe.  If you get
them too tight, you will split the cork gasket and it will leak no matter
how much tightening you do.

This is what I was told to do (and did):

Finger tighen all of the bolts and give them 1/2 to 3/4 turn with a wrench.
No leaks.

If you split your gasket, you will have to drain your transmission and start
over again if you want to stop the leaking in that area.


On 8/2/07, Christopher W. North <chris.north@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>   Hello gang.
> My car has developed a pretty significant transmission leak and it
> appears to emanate around the pan gasket. I've hand-tightened the
> bolts securing the pan but that only seemed to have lessened the leak.
> I don't want to strip these bolts but should I use a torque wrench to
> tighten these babies? If so, how much poundage should I use?
> Thanks for any advice you all can offer.
> Chris North
> #1722

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