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    DCT oil filter bolt torque setting
    on: Sep 08, 2020, 09.31 am
    Sep 08, 2020, 09.31 am
    Morning all, what is the correct torque for the 4 small bolts holding the DCT filter housing on please? Nothing in the little manual and before anyone asks I have tried searching the forum with these keywords but not found it.

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    Re: DCT oil filter bolt torque setting
    Reply #1 on: Sep 09, 2020, 01.45 pm
    Sep 09, 2020, 01.45 pm
    Not the answer to your question, but page 3-16 of the service manual states "Install the oil filter cover and tighten the bolts". I cannot find a reference in the service manual to a torque value associated with bolts. I'll look again this evening when I have a few more minutes of time.

    Rob, 2017 VFR1200XD
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    Last Edit: Sep 09, 2020, 01.46 pm by Funbobby

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    Re: DCT oil filter bolt torque setting
    Reply #2 on: Sep 09, 2020, 05.04 pm
    Sep 09, 2020, 05.04 pm
    Thanks funbobby. I would guess somewhere around 5 lb/ft because they are small bolts into alloy, the reason I ask is you only over tighten them once don't you! I also want to set all 4 the same so I don't warp the cover too.

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    Re: DCT oil filter bolt torque setting
    Reply #3 on: Sep 10, 2020, 01.04 pm
    Sep 10, 2020, 01.04 pm
    @jfro5867. I cannot locate a specific service manual torque value for the DCT clutch oil filter bolts. However, page 1-15 lists standard torque values for various fastener type sizes. Perhaps it will answer your question.

    A word of caution. My mate rides a DCT Africa Twin. He remembers the AT filter bolt torque specification being 9 ft lbs. (His service manual was not nearby to verify value.) One of the bolt heads twisted off when nearing 9 ft lbs. Other Africa Twin riders have also reported the same bolt head twisting off issue while setting DCT clutch oil filter bolt torques. He strongly recommends hand tightening the bolts!

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    Re: DCT oil filter bolt torque setting
    Reply #4 on: Sep 10, 2020, 04.44 pm
    Sep 10, 2020, 04.44 pm
    Thanks Funbobby. Yea that is a bit concerning, don't want to snap anything! What I might do is use my TQ wrench to undo the bolts starting off with super low settings and increase click by click until they release. That should give me a good setting. Wonder why Honda don't provide a figure on such a critical thing? It's not like it's a mudguard bolt or whatever. Anyway, thank you once again.

     



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