I find that it tends to seat, as in it goes in just so far.
You'll feel it. You can't turn it too far.
I haven't used a torque wrench in the past, though
I recently invested in a good one, as for certain I have not been
torqueing things properly, so going forward I can do things right.
The service DVD lists almost every torque spec you could ever need.
No need to change it while it's burning hot...
wait till it cools a little.
And then 7 quarts of Synth back in.
A drill powered pump make short and CLEAN work of oil changes.
(boatersworld.com surflo pump)
If you drain from the bottom, be sure to stock up on the copper washers, or you will have a little drip.
I didn't have very good luck with the crappy filter tools from the auto parts store.
The 1st one self destructed, and the plastic cap got jammed into the
thing...took some doing to get it out without damaging anything.
2nd one, all plastic just slipped.
Finally bought one from my local mercedes guy for $20 bucks made of aluminum.
You use the screws just to break it loose, then remove them.
They also have the tranny dipstick for like 25 bucks, which is way inexpensive.