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I wasn't paying attention and I didn't have good lighting, so today I removed the center bolt of three on the bottom of the oil pan instead of the correct bolt (drain plug) which is on the driver's side. Can't believe I did that. The bolt was tight, at least as tight as the drain plug, and definitely more than the 8.7 lb-ft used on the oil pan supporting bolts. Does anybody know the torque spec on this center bolt so I can properly tighten it again? I wasn't able to see exactly what the bolt supports but it takes a 17mm socket, just like the drain plug. Thanks!

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I found it -- the bolt next to the drain plug should be torqued to 60 lb-ft. Hopefully this will save somebody else several hour's worth of research.
 

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Good find and thanks for posting the correct torque. These things can happen easily to anyone. Cheers!
 

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We use Fumoto 106N in all our Hondas and Acuras, including our Honda Ridgeline trucks. No tools needed for oil change and no issues on any of our cars and trucks.

 

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I also use the fumoto valve on all 5 of my vehicles, one Accura, 3 Hondas and a Dodge Ram diesel. I is quick and easy, prevents stripped threads
 

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I wasn't paying attention and I didn't have good lighting, so today I removed the center bolt of three on the bottom of the oil pan instead of the correct bolt (drain plug) which is on the driver's side. Can't believe I did that. The bolt was tight, at least as tight as the drain plug, and definitely more than the 8.7 lb-ft used on the oil pan supporting bolts. Does anybody know the torque spec on this center bolt so I can properly tighten it again? I wasn't able to see exactly what the bolt supports but it takes a 17mm socket, just like the drain plug. Thanks!

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I've been afraid I'd do the same thing....
 

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No, I don't know what the bolt is for, but I almost did it again. I've since used a Sharpie pen to draw a big arrow on the oil pan pointing to the correct bolt, and the arrow is still visible after driving the car for almost four more years.
 
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