Originally Posted by ron sterba
SNIP Next question, tightening the oil filter. I canít get a socket on the filter for a torque setting so I went on a builder suggestion in that after a coating of oil is placed on the rubber gasket of the oil filter I should tighten the filter to gasket CONTACT and then 3/4 of a turn then safety wire which what I did , seems pretty snug when I tightened the filter. SNIP
I use a 1" box end wrench and a simple fish scale. It turns out that the moment arm is about 12" from the box end up to where the open end widens, so if the filter calls for 18 ft-lbs, just pull with the fish scale staying at 90 degrees from the wrench until it reads 18 lbs.