You just need a different sized cap style wrench. I will check out the size I use on our Enclave.Copperhead13 said:Did my first oil change.
Couple of things that may help.
Tried the "cap" type oil filter wrench,
and it was actually slipping on the filter.
Can anyone recommend a good oil filter wrench for the PF48 filter?
If I want to convert this to lbs inches, I would just multiply by 12 correct?GeoHawk said:Officially its 18 lb ft., but I don't think I've ever used a torque wrench on the drain plug. ;D
The drain plugs on newer vehicles have a gasket on them. If you just tighten it like any old oaf you have a high risk of ruining the gasket on the drain plug. It may last for one or two oil changes but it will eventually wear out and leak. The torque specs are between 18 and 20 foot pounds for a GMC or Chevy. 2012 Acadia or traverse.Anyone know the GM specified torque for the oil drain plug?
I use a Pittsburgh universal 3 jaw adjustable oil filter wrench I bought at harbor freight for just a few dollars. It works great and it adjusts from 2 1/2 to 3 7/8 in diameter. Use a wrench, do not use a drill with a socket adapter or it will slip. Slower is better in this instance.You just need a different sized cap style wrench. I will check out the size I use on our Enclave.
Go to the site for you favorite parts supplier, plug in your vehicle's information, and look for "oil pan drain plug seal" to find them. They're very generic nylon, or neoprene seals. You can likely find them where you buy your oil.Maybe I should order some drain plug gaskets. What gaskets do you guys recommend do you have a part number?