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Just tried to do an oil change for my car, i got a tool from auto parts store to open the cover. The tool fits directly on top of the cover, just like a socket. But i am having a hard time to take it off, i even use a torque wrench to try to take it off, but still too tight and no luck to take it off, any suggestion. I changed my oil at the dealer before, wonder did they over torque it?
 

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Mine is two ways. I turned it anti clockwise.
Counter Clockwise. The dealer probably did over torque it, though. I know when I changed my oil, my filter cap was hard to get off, but after a few turns it loosened up quickly.

Make sure you grease the o-ring when you put it back on.
 

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My oil cap socket gets stuck as well, but I just leave it on there when I replace the filter. Then, I wrench the cap back on until it is good and snug. Finally, I reverse the direction of the wrench as if I were taking in back off again and the socket usually pops loose before it unscrews the oil cap. Sort of worries me that I might not get it off again, but after 4 oil changes it works every time.
 

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why would u use a torqee wrench to loosen something? i'd use a regular ratched or even a breaker bar.

but then again, you asked if it was overtorqued so you can use that torque wrench to tell you its overtorqued since you're using it to loosen stuff.
 

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why would u use a torqee wrench to loosen something? i'd use a regular ratched or even a breaker bar.

but then again, you asked if it was overtorqued so you can use that torque wrench to tell you its overtorqued since you're using it to loosen stuff.
When you don't have a breaker bar on hand, the torque wrench is one of the best tool to loosen up crazy tight nuts and bolts. But just make sure you set it in the maximum torque, coz you don't want to throw the calibration off.
 

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Becareful when using a torque wrench for anything other than torquing when tightening the bolt/nut. Torque wrench is much more expensive, so don't mess it up by trying to loosen an overtorqued bolt/nut with it. Goodluck!
 
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