SMART-O® introduces new torque system to simplify and speed up installation. | Oil Drain Plug | Drain Plug | Sump Plug
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SMART-O® introduces new torque system to simplify and speed up installation.
2014-08-27

SMART-O® plug now features SmarTorq™ the world's first unified oil drain plug torque specification which helps simplifying and speeding up oil drain plug installation during an oil change. SmarTorq™ allows two simple torque specifications to be applied, based on the vehicle’s engine type as opposed to specific specs for individual make and model. This makes it faster, more effective and profitable to do oil changes for lube and auto maintenance professionals.

The new SmarTorq™ system allows technicians to simply apply 18 ft-lb/ 24.4 Nm to every gasoline powered car, light trucks and 27 ft-lb / 36.6 Nm for diesel powered vehicles. This unique feature works due to SMART-O® plug’s increased prevailing torque from the patented sealing and anti-vibration mechanism, which uses a special o-ring on the plug's thread. The SmarTorq™ specification was established through advanced vibration and leak testing, using both aluminum and steel oil pans. The 18 and 27 ft-lb values are recommended to reduce risks for drain plug leakage and oil out events (sudden loss of engine oil due to loss of plug).