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Author Topic: Oil Filter Wrench  (Read 811 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2014, 07:13:49 PM »

I use a strap wrench works great!
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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2014, 07:50:50 PM »

I usually use filter pliers, similar to channel locks but made specifically for filters. I also punch a hole in the bottom to drain the filter before spinning it off - less mess.
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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2014, 09:00:13 PM »

I usually use filter pliers, similar to channel locks but made specifically for filters. I also punch a hole in the bottom to drain the filter before spinning it off - less mess.


Always poke a hole.  Pliers wont work in my setup. 

I went with this: http://www.amazon.com/HD-Oil-Filter-Strap-Wrench/dp/B000I1APIS
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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2014, 03:29:48 PM »

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 

     And lightly oil both sides of the gasket and watch that it doesn't get pinched or pushed out of place.  It helps the filter go in smoothly and -- if the gasket is damaged -- it will spray oil like ... well, pretty much like most of the gasket faces on a DD 2-stroke ...
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2014, 03:45:35 PM »

I find the strap type wrapped around the square tube that fits the 1/2" drive or use a 3/4" open wrench. That setup will remove most any filter as long as you use it correctly.
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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2014, 07:09:17 PM »

I found yhe CAT filter wrench...14$...

http://www.amazon.com/Caterpillar-Filter-Strap-Wrench-185-3630/dp/B004TR4B7S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1403402894&sr=8-2&keywords=caterpillar+filter+wrench
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