Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
74.5 actually
The "D" measurement must be the diameter of the can then.

As for the "stuck filter syndrome" that I read elsewhere in this thread, they do not have to be overtightened to be "stuck".

I torque my filters and the one time it was stuck on was because I used oil on the seal. My filters sit for a year on my overseas BMW. Since then, I apply a thin smear of Dow Corning Vacuum Grease to the seal...and problem solved.