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Old 05-13-2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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Frustrated!!!

Changed my oil this morning, and could not get the oil filter off to save my life. What a PITA!!! Never had this happen. And I was stuck putting in the new oil with the old filter because I had to leave for work.. Thinking of driving a screw driver through the damn thing tomorrow to give me some leverage. Anyone ever have this happen?! Such a small project turned into the biggest PITA ever. VENTING!

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Old 05-13-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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Get a filter wrench...

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Old 05-13-2013, 11:56 AM   #3
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what about this idea? I wont take credit for it BUT here's what one guy did when he didnt have a filter wrench: Used serpentine and V-belts make great strap wrenches. Combined with pliers or vice grips, you can get a hold on just about anything round.

http://www.cb750cafe.com/hot-rod-tip...filter-wrench/
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:01 PM   #4
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Changed my oil this morning, and could not get the oil filter off to save my life. What a PITA!!! Never had this happen. And I was stuck putting in the new oil with the old filter because I had to leave for work.. Thinking of driving a screw driver through the damn thing tomorrow to give me some leverage. Anyone ever have this happen?! Such a small project turned into the biggest PITA ever. VENTING!
Screw driver is last resort. It makes a mess and chews the filter up. If you cant get the filter off after jamming a screwdrive through it you are dead in the water. Assuming your new filter is the same size as the old one , take the filter to the parts store and match it up with the proper size wrench. I like the end cap wrenches.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:35 PM   #5
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I've tried a strap wrench and the damn thin just dented the filter when I tried to turn it... I think I might be at my last resort...
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:38 PM   #6
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I've tried a strap wrench and the damn thin just dented the filter when I tried to turn it... I think I might be at my last resort...
Let us know how things turn out when you get another crack at it!
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:22 PM   #7
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Buy a Good Band style oil filter wrench it will take it off. When you install your new Oil Filter make sure the old o-ring isnt stuck to the block and wipe clean engine oil on your new oil filters o-ring. Then Hand Tighten Do Not use the oil filter wrench to tighten the new filter!
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I tried a screwdriver on a stuck filter once, I nearly started to cry when I say it was ripping the filter case instead of unscrewing it.
Got it off with a leather belt and pliers as close to the block as I could possibly get it.
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I love my oil filter cap with the 3/8"drive on the end.
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This is by far the best filter wrench out there.

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