You don't need to torque a oil pan plug, just run it in till its snug and give it a little pull on the wrench.
Yeah, your method falls right in line with a lot of people as I discovered when I did a search for the torque spec. In fact, that's how I've always done it too for many years, and only one time I over-torqued it and it was on a Dodge Caravan many years ago.
One poster was vehemently against using the torque spec because the spec is for a dry plug, not a wet oily one as you get when you change the oil. He said what you said, just snug it up, then a little pull. But I still wanted to know what GM recommends... Thanks!
It's 18 lb ft
Cool... thanks, txab! I appreciate it...Go to the full post