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What is the recommended torque setting for the sump plug and will it need a new washer when refitted?

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Ya wood replace it and the rule is no !!!Torquing it !! Just tighten it by hand with a Wrench or Socket Just Tight that,s it or Spend 500 dollars Later removing it cause you thought Don,t

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