Re: Ready to Give Amsoil a Chance
Antoranton, take heed because this is important.
The nut on the K&N filter is NOT for installation, ONLY REMOVAL.
The filter is supposed to be screwed on until the gasket (rubber ring on the filter) makes contact with the metal mounting plate of the engine. Once it makes contact, tighten it BY HAND 1 to 1 and 1/2 complete turns.
Thats all you need. Sometimes, over time, the gasket seats so well that it makes removal difficult by hand, which is why they weld the nut on there, to help break it loose.
Overtightening an oil filter is a sure way for it to either strip out or fall off on the highway and there goes your motor. (or at the very least, make your next oil change more of a headache than it should be)
Last edited by EclipseSix; 04-29-2012 at 12:40 PM.