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Torque Value for bolt that holds Oil Filter Cover

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by warendt, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. warendt

    warendt Just got it firing!

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    I have looked in all the manuals that are available for a 2013 V7S and nowhere can I find any indication of what this bolt is torqued to. This is a fairly easy place to screw up and perhaps break the cover. Anybody have information on this common maintenance item.
     
  2. Kev M

    Kev M Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I would warn you it might even be EASIER to screw up and break the cover WITH THE SPEC.

    At least that's what happened to my little brother, the degreed engineer, who has built entire cars before, but managed to crack the cover on his V7C doing an oil change.

    I had to explain that this wasn't a BMW, the torque values are only rough suggestions.

    And it's a small enough value that if your low value wrench isn't properly calibrated, well, let's just say "it's a Guzzi, do it by feel".
     
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    Lofty1956 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I use a Guzzi publication entitled "V750ie Workshop Manual" in conjunction with my 2007 Nevada - it specifies 25 Nm - I doubt that that particular value would be any different for your bike.

    Cheers

    Lofty
     
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    Kev M Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    It says the same thing in the V7C manual 18.4 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).

    That's what my little bro was attempting to tighten to when he cracked the cover.

    Maybe it was a bad wrench, but spooked me enough to ignore the wrench for this application.
     
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    bdcfe Tuned and Synch'ed

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    sign216 High Miler

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    I go by feel, keeping in mind that it's screwing into aluminum.

    Of course sometimes my feel isn't right either.
     

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