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

A brilliant suggestion by someone on the DML some time ago - Do not ever
drain you transmission until you are sure you can get the fill plug open


From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Johnny Sawyer
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 3:20 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] How tight is too tight?

That's one area of the car that doesn't require a lot of tourqe. If you
them too tight, you will split the cork gasket and it will leak no
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
No leaks.

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


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