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Old 10-24-2003, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which way to turn oil pan bolt?

Im changing the oil for the 2nd time on this car. I'm guessing the first time my dad supertightened the bolt and I can get it off now. Now before I put all my might into taking this bolt out, I just wanna know if I turn it towards the drivers side tire or the passenger tire to remove the oil pan bolt. I've been trying to turn it towards the drivers side tire but to no avail.
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Old 10-24-2003, 12:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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counter clockwise.
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always remember:

Lefty- Loosey (counter clockwise)
Righty - Tighty(clockwise)
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lefty loosie, righty tightie.
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wow! we had the same thought at the same time!
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Thats what my bro told me. Worst bolt evarrr.
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Lefty- Loosey (counter clockwise)
Righty - Tighty(clockwise)

damn that was gonna be my response too...haha!
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wow! we had the same thought at the same time!

Rich,

Scary huh? LOL

Alarre,

Have you tried the 3rd bolt on the surge valve? Thats the worst bolt ever!!
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Get a longer wrench If the bolt is stripped already, those gator sockets work pretty good... Just be sure to put a new bolt on afterwords.
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hmmm lefty loosie, righty tightie works untill you get a left hand threaded bolt lmao.

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you may have to put the wrench on the bolt (13mm) and then hit it with a hammer (the wrech) to get it loose, just make sure the wrench is firmly on the bolt or you'll strip it.
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sorry...didn't have a whole lot of time early to help with my input...

Mine for my first oil change was REALLY TIGHT as well...I ended up having to put the box end wrench on and hitting the end of it until it finally loosed. If you have the car jacked up enough try a pipe on the end of the wrench or something similar...or lightly tap it with a hammer or mallet making sure to not strip the bolt.
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Scary huh? LOL

Alarre,

Have you tried the 3rd bolt on the surge valve? Thats the worst bolt ever!!

Yes, I did do that bolt also. I have to agree with you on that one, worst bolt evarrr. It took me and my brother to remove the oil pan bolt though. Whatever you do, don't let The Hulk tighten you oil pan bolt.
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Okay, seeing as how i just finished mine, here's what I did. I put a 13mm wrench hanging straight down off the bolt (make sure it's on good) and then if you're looking towards the car i tapped it towards the passenger side tire with a hammer. It took a couple of whacks but it came right out.

The oil filter tho, that was the fun one. my wrench demolished the sides of the old mopar filter. With the oil filter, towards the front tightens, towards the back loosens.

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when you get the filter wrench on there....which in itself was a pain in the ass....get it as close to the threads as possible and SLOWLY turn it a little bit at a time until it loosens up for you then turn it as normal...I had no problems with mine as others have
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