<VV> Excessive oil pressure at oil filter

Tom Hughes corvairdad at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 15:02:14 EDT 2015

I did mean the filter's retaining bolt (the one on the top). Now that I'm
back at my desk and can access a manual, I see the specified torque is 9-15
ft-lbs (~100-180 in-lbs, hence the 150 in-lbs target). I was surprised it
was this much, but that's what I always torque to now.

I would think that if something catastrophic has occurred there'd be other
signs (new, nasty noises, reduced power, etc.).
Tom in Baltimore

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 2:26 PM, <Sethracer at aol.com> wrote:

> Tom - Do you mean the oil filter retaining bolt? Jerry seemed to be
> thinking that there was a pressure relief valve issue. This is the cap bolt
> on the side of the rear housing that holds a spring up against a plunger.
> This one is tough to get out in the car, but it can be done. Then the
> spring and plunger can be removed, or, at least verified that they are free
> to move. - Seth
> In a message dated 10/7/2015 9:50:35 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> virtualvairs at corvair.org writes:
> I've had this issue appear once before.i had failed to torque the retaining
> bolt properly.i now always use a torque wrench and go to the factory
> recommended 150 in-lbs (I believe - Please verify)1
> Tom in Baltimore
> On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, air_cooled63--- via VirtualVairs <
> virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> > Had friend call me to look at an oil problem on his Vair. Oil was sprayed
> > all over the engine bay and investigation showed a new Clarks oil filter
> > cocked to one side and the seal as sticking out. Appears that the
> pressure
> > relief has stuck.
> > Any one had this problem in the past?  Lots of work ahead.
> > Jerry Brown

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