Originally Posted by rangerrunner11
wrong. good idea to use your hand to make sure you do NOT cross thread but never just leave it hand tight. use the tool that pits to it and 1/4 turn.
filters dont leak by themselves and as this isnt a common ranger problem get a mag-lite and check the receiving threads for either second gasket form old filter or severe damage to the threads.
I use to tighten it with the wrench and this is what happened. Read the directions on the fillter box next time you buy one. Hand tight.Determining Tightness
When installing the oil filter, you should slowly screw it in with your hand. Make sure the filter turns in cleanly to avoid damaging the filter.
When the filter has been completely screwed in, give it one quarter turn. This allows the filter to fit securely without being too tight.
Oil filters do not need to be too tight. If you can safely unscrew the filter with your hand, requiring only minimal resistance from the tightened position, then your filter has the correct tightness.
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