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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Should I apply anything to the bolt threads before tightening them - Mercon fluid, Loc-Tite, anti-seize? (In a Toyota forum I read that Toyota specifically recommends using Loc-Tite-type additive, so thought I'd ask.)

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^ 106 in./lbs. I just snug/tighten them with a 1/4" ratchet and 8mm socket in a star pattern.
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^ No. Maybe clean them up with a wire brush, brake cleaner and a shop towel if needed. I usually spray 'em real good in a small tray/cup and let 'em soak while busy elsewhere. After cleaning/installing the filter, magnet, pan gasket and pan, I start the bolts by hand and then tighten them in a star pattern evenly with my 1/4"dr. ratchet and 8mm socket. May use a short extension or deepwell socket. Only thing I use a torque wrench on are head bolts. Important: check to see if the filter neck gasket came out with the old filter! If not (usually doesn't), get a small slotted screwdriver and carefully "vee" the gasket up inside the tranny tube and then pull out with needle-nose pliers. Be careful not to nick/mar the soft aluminum tranny tube. New orange/green filter neck gasket should come installed on the new filter. Slather it with fresh atf prior to pushing the filter into place. Those ring-sized gaskets are rubber-coated aluminum.
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^ No. Maybe clean them up with a wire brush, brake cleaner and a shop towel if needed. I usually spray 'em real good in a small tray/cup and let 'em soak while busy elsewhere. After cleaning/installing the filter, magnet, pan gasket and pan, I start the bolts by hand and then tighten them in a star pattern evenly with my 1/4"dr. ratchet and 8mm socket. May use a short extension or deepwell socket. Only thing I use a torque wrench on are head bolts. Important: check to see if the filter neck gasket came out with the old filter! If not (usually doesn't), get a small slotted screwdriver and carefully "vee" the gasket up inside the tranny tube and then pull out with needle-nose pliers. Be careful not to nick the soft aluminum tranny tube. New orange/green filter neck gasket should come installed on the new filter. Slather it with fresh atf prior to pushing the filter into place. Those ring-sized gaskets are rubber-coated aluminum.
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