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    Folks,

    Since I'm not a fan of the extended oil change intervals currently in vogue, I plan changing the oil in my 3.2 in the near future. Does anyone know what the tightening torque values are for the oil filter and oil drain plug on the 3.2 V6?

    Those values on the Omega 3.0 engine were 15Nm and 10Nm respectively, so I'm assuming the 3.2 will be the same. Can anyone advise?

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    Hi D18,

    I'm no fan of extended oil change intervals either so when I last changed mine i just followed the rule of thumb ' it's only alloy so not too tight'. To be fair, access is so poor on the filter canister that a torque wrench is just too big to get it ( or my snap-on one is anyway). On both fixings you are only trying to crush 'o' rings so a moderate hand pressure should suffice.. No scaffold bars required here...Don't forget to change the 'o' ring on the sump plug or the g#t will weep..stained driveway..nice..
    If the car has yet to see a dealer, beware the oil filter housing could well be very tight.. Don't be tempted to do it up as hard again.

    Hope this helps..

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    Mark,

    Thanks for the response - my last 2.6 had the TORX type bolts which, as you say, are not really much more than finger tight. The car had its last (Vx main dealer) oil change in June when it was 1 year old, so hopefully the filter shouldn't be too difficult to remove. At least there is a bit more room under the bonnet than the Vectra 'B'.

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    I think someware I have the torque specs for the oil filter and plug. I'll try and find them. Worth using fully synt oil.

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    Torque values for the 3.2V6

    Oil drain bolt - 10Nm
    Oil filter housing cover - 25Nm

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
    Torque values for the 3.2V6

    Oil drain bolt - 10Nm
    Oil filter housing cover - 25Nm

    HTH

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    ever thought of going on '' who wants to be a millionaire'' duncan ??? blooming boffin !!! brill !!



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    Tonight on Mastermind-

    Duncans specialist subject is "Vauxhall stuff that nobody else knows or has a clue how to find out!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by big phil
    ever thought of going on '' who wants to be a millionaire'' duncan ??? blooming boffin !!! brill !!
    - well i have tried a number of times!! I get past the phone call test bit, but never been picked by the random computer bit for the next stage!

    It'd be great if I did get on and this was my £1,000,000 question........



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    Tonight on Mastermind-

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    Sorry Duncan
    no offence taken m8.

    Honestly, I haven't swallowed a Vauxhall encyclopedia!!

    That info came from TIS. The 'clever' bit is finding the bit of information that you're after from it!!

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    Duncan (and others),

    Thanks for the confirmation of the torque values etc.

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    car came back from service last week and they couldnt undoo the oil filter housing they said it would prob brake . they said will ned to replace something dont really know what so its back in again tom to be done any one got an idea what they are talking about

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