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help, please ?torque for oil drain plug

 
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Old 09-01-2004, 02:32 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion to get the fluted wrench, I am going this afternoon to buy it all and will buy one.
But what is a "consider installing a Fumoto Valve" that you mentioned?
I wish they had a magnetic plug. Is it one of those??

Aside to all of you who do not care about torques, that's fine with me, I wouldn't tell you what to do or not, but why knock the man who was kind enough to look it up for me??

I appreciate his kindness.
 
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Old 09-01-2004, 08:18 PM
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kn127, the Fumoto Valve is a simple open or closed 1/4 turn ball valve. The Fumoto Valve is extremely popular in the OTR trucking industry, and is gaining popularity with the car and truck owners.

Install it once and forget about it. They are brass, and do not have a magnet.

Here's a link to the Fumoto Web site.
FUMOTO DRAIN VALVES
 
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Old 09-01-2004, 08:25 PM
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Originally posted by Neil
I agree, most people do not torque oil filters and drain plugs, and most use the "hand tight" and "snug" methods. But kn127 wanted to know what the FORD specs were, and I provided the info to him directly off of the FORD Service CD.

If you wish to challenge the torque specs for the requested items, I encourage you to contact the folks at Ford that published the information.
I not trying to call you a liar man just stating my methods and to me it just seems low 10 ft lbs from my expierences working on cars. Hand tighten oil filters is what everyone does b/c that what it says to do on the oil filter and even the most professional mechanics. Not even ford techs do it. No need to get mad or upset, just it's not something i do is torque drain plugs or oil filters and finding the drain plug torque is low but every vehicle is different so.
 
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Old 09-01-2004, 09:31 PM
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More good info. Went to the site.
Will order one pronto. I have seen others talk about the Fumoto on other threads.
Thanks again.
 
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I've never heard of safety latch on a Fumoto failing and allowing the valve to open, but to make sure I'm not the first casualty, I run a nylon zip tie around the valve. The small 4 inch ties that the local True Value store sells, fits perfectly into the groove preventing the lever from being lifted out of the lock position. Most likely not necessary, but it only adds a couple of cents to an oil change.
 
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Old 09-01-2004, 11:49 PM
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Originally posted by m. harris
Hey, while we're changing the oil, I've got a question that's been lingering in the back of my mind for some time. Here it is-are the oil pans on these '04's aluminum or steel. If they are aluminum, are the threads also aluminum or steel inserts? thanks

the pan is made of quiet steel.

see: http://www.quietsteel.com/pressrelease-080603.html
 
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Old 09-02-2004, 05:57 PM
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RTREMAINE-very interesting. I sure didn't know quiet steel was needed on the oil pan, but we know now. thanks
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:55 PM
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2001-2003 Ford F150 5.4L Engine Oil Pan Drain Plug Torque 19 lbft.
I always do my torque for for all my 5cars, Jk, Camry, Corollas, F150.. etc... In this case the proper torque for the 2001-2003 Ford F150 5.4L as per OEM Manual is 19 lb-ft.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:02 PM
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You realize this thread has been dead for 15 years?
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:41 AM
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15 years ago, Original Post asked for torque spec for 2004.

15 years later, we get 01-03 torque spec.
 

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Old 05-21-2019, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Fifty150 View Post
15 years ago, Original Post asked for torque spec for 2004.

15 years later, we get 01-03 torque spec.
Sorry guys, no body pointed to the correct documented answer... My son now has a 2003 F150 and asked me the same question since he couldn't find the correct answer here..
 
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Old 05-21-2019, 03:07 PM
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Yes, but this is the 2004-2008 forum.
 
 


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