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Servicing a Diesel, Family RVing Magazine article
« on: December 04, 2018, 11:05:33 AM »
There's a lot to learn when you purchase an RV and FMCA is a source for all types of information to help you get the most enjoyment out of it. The attached article "Servicing a Diesel" is an authorized reprint that appears in the December issue of Family RVing Magazine, the official publication of FMCA. A great reason to Join FMCA.  FMCA and the author have granted permission for this post.
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Re: Servicing a Diesel, Family RVing Magazine article - CORRECTION
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 08:35:50 AM »
The article “Servicing A Diesel Chassis” stated that when installing an oil filter, it should be tightened only by hand. However, in some cases an oil filter wrench is needed to tighten the filter properly. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
 
Ken, this came about because a reader contacted us and said he has to use a wrench on his Caterpillar oil filter to achieve the recommended tightness. I contacted Caterpillar and was told that for some filters, a wrench is recommended.
 
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Re: Servicing a Diesel, Family RVing Magazine article
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 10:50:28 AM »
Yes, most filters have a "tighten to contact plus XXX" on them.  And, yes on some that is more than hand tight.

They state how much (a common one is contact plus 3/4 turn) as one persons "hand tight" is different than others.