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Super Duper Mod Man
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2 biggest no-no's when changing oil. Don't tighten the oil filter too much. Hand tight is just fine. Using a filter wrench to crank it on hard will result in major problems getting it loose later. Second is overtightening the drain bolt. Strip that baby and tears will flow. If you don't have a torque wrench, then a light snugging works just fine for a drain bolt. Most guys that start out working on their bikes like to tighten things way more than is needed and end up causing major problems. I agree that everyone should do this job, just for that peace of mind that it was actually done right.
 
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