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« on: June 19, 2014, 09:28:50 PM »

Whats the favorite oil filter wrench used here?
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 09:31:37 PM »

Very large channel locs Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 09:32:52 PM »

Yeah, wont work for me.  I need something to reach up.  Cant get at it laterally.
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2014, 02:37:53 AM »

I use one of the ones that have a length of bicycle chain and a hook.

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 05:10:24 AM »

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this is what works for me

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2014, 05:19:19 AM »

Yeah, wont work for me.  I need something to reach up.  Cant get at it laterally.


    I have a set of these.  One for the canister cap in the TDI in my VW and a larger one for the bus engine; the swivel at the pivot lets it work at any angle.   Works like a charm - I don't really need the swivel feature in the bus but it's necessary on the VW.  I think the set was about $22 but I saw them for less at either Harbor F or Northern Tool (one of the cheapo places).

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 05:59:24 AM »

Here is what I recommend http://www.amazon.com/HD-Oil-Filter-Strap-Wrench/dp/B000I1APIS
Similar to what Dave uses. Had one identical to his until I ran into a large filter someone over torqued and the strap pulled from the tubing. The strap slides into a notch in the tubing and will pull out under too much pressure on large filters. If your using it only on filters you installed it would be fine
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 06:06:47 AM »

    Or you could take a worn-out or cracked deep socket (I'd look for a 3/8" drive) and grind two 1" long slots in it and find a strap from an old motorcycle tie down or an old belt.  Total price $0.00.
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 06:52:56 AM »

    Or... you could change back to the cannister with element and use a 3/4 inch socket with ratchet. Much cheaper elements, although can be messier job without drain in cannister. They also make a metal strap type thapretty compact. Those webbing type tend to slip if filter is oily; you know, like on a DDC 2 cycle.
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 07:38:06 AM »

Here is what I recommend http://www.amazon.com/HD-Oil-Filter-Strap-Wrench/dp/B000I1APIS
Similar to what Dave uses. Had one identical to his until I ran into a large filter someone over torqued and the strap pulled from the tubing. The strap slides into a notch in the tubing and will pull out under too much pressure on large filters. If your using it only on filters you installed it would be fine


I had one identical to Dave's too.  Thats why I am getting suggestions, so I dont have to break another one.
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2014, 08:06:50 AM »

I got mine from Caterpillar years ago, you can get them lots of places now, I'll buy you a new one and a quart of your favorite bourbon if you can break it, removing a filter...Smiley




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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2014, 08:20:35 AM »

I have the strap type. Always able to get the filter off. It will crush the spin on filter, but you're throwing the filter away anyway. The main trick to getting a spin on filter off is not to tighten to tight in the first place. Just tighten with hand pressure, never use a filter wrench to tighten. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2014, 09:33:56 AM »

The main trick to getting a spin on filter off is not to tighten to tight in the first place. Just tighten with hand pressure, never use a filter wrench to tighten. Good Luck, TomC

Yeah, you know how people listen to that.  If a little tight is good, a lot of tight is better.  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2014, 04:38:27 PM »

says right on the bottom of the filter,"hand tighten + 1/8". But that is really misleading because everyone has a different grip!... Shocked
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