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Today I put my 453 with a production date of 11/16 up on ramps for and oil and filter change. When I inserted the 8 mm square socket into plug, it was FINGER LOSE. It never leaked a drop onto my garage floor.
Torque spec is 50 nm.
Glad I decided to do an oil change at 3K miles
 

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Today I put my 453 with a production date of 11/16 up on ramps for and oil and filter change. When I inserted the 8 mm square socket into plug, it was FINGER LOSE. It never leaked a drop onto my garage floor.
Torque spec is 50 nm.
Glad I decided to do an oil change at 3K miles
Interesting. Sure shouldn't have been lose! I did my first oil change at about the same mileage and plug was appropriately tight - 7/15 build date.
 

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Today I put my 453 with a production date of 11/16 up on ramps for and oil and filter change. When I inserted the 8 mm square socket into plug, it was FINGER LOSE. It never leaked a drop onto my garage floor.
Torque spec is 50 nm.
Glad I decided to do an oil change at 3K miles
I noticed this too when I changed the 453's oil. The looseness was noticeable enough to jot it in my maintenance notes, recopied in this post/thread: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/1439161-post83.html
Didn't take much as much force to unscrew the drain plug as I thought it might.
 
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