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Old 12-17-2010, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is Hyundai's torque spec for the engine oil drain plug? It would be nice to have the specs for the A/T's drain and fill (or is it drain, fill, and check?) plugs also. I am aware that many like Fumoto valves, and recommend their use. I'll not be installing one, as I believe many will not, so having the torque spec would be very handy. Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is Hyundai's torque spec for the engine oil drain plug? It would be nice to have the specs for the A/T's drain and fill (or is it drain, fill, and check?) plugs also. I am aware that many like Fumoto valves, and recommend their use. I'll not be installing one, as I believe many will not, so having the torque spec would be very handy. Thanks!
I remember reading that the Transmission fluid was synthetic life time fluid and did not require changing.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I remember reading that the Transmission fluid was synthetic life time fluid and did not require changing.
Lifetime fluid or not, just like lifetime coolant, no thanks. Change it anyways. It's you who will foot the repair bill in the end.
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Lifetime fluid or not, just like lifetime coolant, no thanks. Change it anyways. It's you who will foot the repair bill in the end.
Exactly.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I appreciate the note of the ATF being listed as a 'lifetime' fluid (at least under some usage conditions). I hold to a different preference re: ATF, and re: 'lifetime' fluids in general. My opinion is that all lubes are 'lifetime' fluids, simply because the components' lifetimes will shorten up to being just slightly longer than the fluids' lifetimes.

So, I'd still really appreciate anyone who can and will post Hyundai's torque specs for us all. I'd rather put my torque wrench on the plugs than to replace a pan because it's made of some super-soft stuff that deforms under farmer-type tightening force.
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This info is readily available with all the other tech info you could want at http://www.hmaservice.com/. You can register for free.

Engine Oil Drain Plug Tightening torque :
34.3 ~ 44.1N.m (3.5 ~ 4.5kgf.m) (25.3 ~ 32.5lb-ft)

Engine Oil Filter Tightening torque :
11.8 ~ 15.7N.m (1.2 ~ 1.6kgf.m, 8.7 ~ 11.6lb-ft)


Auto Transmission:
Eyebolt tightening torque: (This is the fluid fill point)
34.3 ~ 44.1 N.m (3.5 ~ 4.5 kgf.m, 25.3 ~ 32.6 lb-ft)
Oil level plug tightening torque: (Note, there is no dipstick)
34.3 ~ 44.1 N.m (3.5 ~ 4.5 kgf.m, 25.3 ~32.6 lb-ft)
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Thank you!! I was not even aware of the hmaservice site. This is wonderful!
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Thank you!! I was not even aware of the hmaservice site. This is wonderful!
Yes, it is very handy to have access to all that info. With the exception of Hyundai and Kia, I know of no other manufacturer that gives anyone free access to the factory service manual and TSBs. Kudos to them for doing so.
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Isn't it pretty silly to put a torque wrench on a drain plug? How about just snugging it down with the proper gasket? I've never had one leak that had the correct gasket.

It's a drain plug, not a cylinder head bolt. There's very little pressure behind it.
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Isn't it pretty silly to put a torque wrench on a drain plug? How about just snugging it down with the proper gasket? I've never had one leak that had the correct gasket.
I'd never had one leak, either ...until about a month ago. So, since I don't know whether Hyundai has any sort of issues with their oil pans (turns out the brand I had to replace an A/T oil pan on is semi-notorious for having soft metal in that area of the pans), and since I have torque wrenches laying in the tool box anyway, I'll be putting a torque wrench on it.
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