Torque

Asked by Oct 18, 2008 at 09:54 AM about the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recommeded torque for oil sump pan bolts and center plug on 63 Bug?

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that is a art just over snug they break off very easy you have to get a feel for them just tight anymore and snap the torque setting is not for a 25 year old car

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The torque is 14 ft/lbs. Use a small wrench to avoid overtightening. The sumps distort over time and leak, replacements are available, and the bolts can be replaced, too. There's even a sump cover made of aluminum that seals even better.

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Hector: Thank you very much for this information. Is this a published number, or a torque established by experience? Wayne May

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It's from John Muir's book. The sump cover and bolts you can get anywhere, along with the gasket set.

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