|05-14-2013 02:05 AM|
|liftheavy1972||You can find a mark on any oil filter to use as a reference when the gasket touches the block. Most of the time I use a letter in the name on the filter.|
|05-14-2013 12:45 AM|
|n00g7||Screw driver and hammer for the win. Keep your fancy wrenches.|
|05-14-2013 12:41 AM|
|05-14-2013 12:32 AM|
Spray a few coats of bed liner on the filter and let it completely dry before you put it on hand tight plus 3/4 turn. Comes off easy as pie.
|05-14-2013 12:25 AM|
|Black Magic Brakes||
Alright, you and I both know how tight that is, now how do we share that with others so they don't wind up with stuck filters?
I use an electric 28V Milwaukee impact to put lug nuts on. I'm good enough with it that I can get all five within 1/6th of a turn to be at 100 ft lbs. Doesn't mean I still don't check and torque them afterwards.
|05-13-2013 11:39 PM|
|05-13-2013 09:58 PM|
|Black Magic Brakes|
|05-13-2013 08:47 PM|
|flflash||I'm guessing the younger people on here did'nt have their Dads teaching them this stuff when they where kids|
|05-13-2013 08:46 PM|
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|05-13-2013 08:40 PM|
|Black Magic Brakes||
Some of my Dodge pick-up oil filters actually have a series of letters around the top and a simple formula printed which basically says if the gasket touches at letter A, turn it to D which boils down to 3/4's of a turn.
Hand tight swing by sometime and I'll put one on hand tight for you. Don't call me to take it off when it's time.
|05-13-2013 07:03 PM|
|liftheavy1972||I tighten the oil filter till I feel it touching the block then go another 3/4 to 1 full turn. I have never had an issue doing this.|
|05-13-2013 06:54 PM|
I cussed too many times with using the old strap-style and cap style filter wrenches so I got a plier-style like this one:
It was about 8 bucks from Wally World, think it's made by Fram...and fits about any size, no more finding the right size cap style wrench only to find it won't fit because of clearance issues.
edit: I really like that vise grip one...may have to pick one up soon
|05-13-2013 06:38 PM|
|s14sh3r||I remember filters that were so stuck that the screwdriver through the side only tore the filter in half. That's when I had to resort to a chisel on the base of the filter. Jerry, I was in the service station business from the time I was 12. I've never put a wrench on a filter to tighten it and I've never had one leak. I take back the part about never using a wrench. Some filters are next to impossible to get a good grip on them, so I had to use a filter wrench, but I never cranked down on it.|
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|05-13-2013 03:42 PM|
^ I've had to do that w/a screwdriver before on other vehicles.
Did it ever overheat between changes?
|05-13-2013 03:34 PM|
|ChaddG||when mine are so tight I can't move em with a wrench, or end up destroying the filter, I push a philips head screwdriver through them and turn it|
|05-13-2013 03:03 PM|
I use one of these. All my others are now obsolete.
|05-13-2013 02:10 PM|
Even though I put some oil on the gasket and do them hand tight, sometimes they get real tight. It's nothing to worry about. Sometimes it seems to happen to me on drain plugs as well.
|05-13-2013 02:10 PM|
I tighten people's filters in he middle of the night while they're sleeping. It's how I get my kicks.
Sorry I went a little overboard on yours.
|05-13-2013 02:01 PM|
|CRolandLJ||I've had a similar experience many times. I have never had it SO tight that a filter wrench didn't easily get it off though... I chalked it up to the heat cycles that the threads go through when they're connected, whether or not that's legit IDK but it seems reasonable. Incidentally I haven't noticed a difference whether my engine is cold or warm while performing the oil change.|
|05-13-2013 01:56 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||Per manufacturer directions, I tighten the oil filter as tight as I can by hand, then add a half-turn more with a strap-style filter wrench. And yes, I always lubricate the new filter's o-ring with fresh oil. And for some reason, even when installing the filter like that, I am not always able to easily remove it at the next oil change. It is frustrating at times.|
|05-13-2013 01:16 PM|
|turnbull||Yea I am not so much worried about getting the filter off; I'll get it off one way or another. I just didn't know how the filter got so tight and was worried that something was wrong.|
|05-13-2013 01:15 PM|
I use K&N replacements for 2 reasons above and beyond their quality and capability: USA made, removal nut incorporated into the design.
Got a chain wrench and a piece of leather you can wrap the filter with first?
|05-13-2013 01:04 PM|
Another thread with the same issue, posted a possible solution there.
|05-13-2013 01:01 PM|
|turnbull||Yea I did oil the gasket. I even tried a filter wrench on it, but the filter was on so tight that the filter wrench couldn't get enough friction and just slipped. I went to channel locks to get more friction.|
|05-13-2013 11:15 AM|
|s14sh3r||I've had to cut filters off with a chisel because some dumb shit at walmart didn't grease the gasket and tightened it down with a wrench. As mentioned above, oil the gasket and hand tight. I've never had trouble getting one off by doing this.|
|05-13-2013 10:55 AM|
|adkjoe||I put mine on hand tight, when it's time to change I usually need a filter wrench to get it off but it's never so tight I can't get it off with a filter wrench with ease.|
|05-13-2013 10:52 AM|
Did you lubricate the filter gasket before installing?
I tighten my filters by hand and loosen by hand. For other folks cars, this tool will make a stuck filter shiver in its boots:
|05-13-2013 10:49 AM|
oil filter stuck
I recently changed my oil/filter after about 3k miles, but the filter was on there pretty tight. I ended up having to use channel locks and an assload of torque to get it off. The weird thing is, I only put it on hand-tight when I changed the oil last time. Also, the filter that it had when I bought the Jeep came off with ease. Is this something I should be worried about?
I have the 4.0l engine, by the way.