Just when I thought I might be too bored with my blog ever to write another entry, I got irritated this morning. Nothing like irritation to rouse the heart of a blogger.
Attention, auto shop workers: if I find which one of you puts my oil filter on with a torque wrench, there will be repercussions.
The instructions on the side of the filter are clear: turn 3/4 to 1 turn after the filter contacts the base. Some people like to call this "hand tight." I like to call it "the best way to avoid Scott pouring dirty motor oil in your face while you sleep."
Like all real men, I change my own oil, except for when the weather is too cold to do it in my driveway. It seems every spring, I go through this with the first oil change of the warm season. Whatever $7/hour wrench-slinger put the filter on during the winter change in the shop severely overtightened it, and I have to jam a screwdriver through it just to get some leverage so I can unscrew it. I find this very irritating. That is all.