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Can someone help a brother out?!?!
« on: March 28, 2005, 05:57:33 PM »
Hey all,
  I am trying to change my oil and Conan put the filter on.  Anyone got an oil filter wrench or a strap wrench?  I never needed to use one before and hate the thought of having to go buy one, just for this one time.  I live in Lake Arbor pretty much 80th and Wads.  Would only need it for a few.  
  If anyone can help that would be great!
Thanks in advance,

Shawn
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2005, 06:03:51 PM »
I am right near you, but don't have one...sorry.  You can go to the checker or napa on 88th and wads, they may loan you one, they have loaned me some tools in the past for a refundable deposit.

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2005, 06:03:51 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2005, 06:17:29 PM »
I've got something that will do the trick, but won't be home till later. You're welcome to borrow it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2005, 07:30:33 PM »
Oh man my OEM filter was amazingly hard to remove.  Had to get a metal strap wrench on it and put a breaker bar on that.  

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2005, 07:55:13 PM »
Sorry man, I have moved out of lake arbor, and am now way up in Brighton.

(Still looking to sell that house though, know anyone else that wants in over there?)

I'd try Jon's suggestion and borrow one from Napa.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2005, 08:05:22 PM »
Fram's with the grippy stuff on the ends are the busness. :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2005, 09:56:23 PM »
No way am I using a Fram over here.  I tried to NAPA and they wouldn't loan it to me, told me I had to buy it.
Hotani, when you getting back, I can wait a little bit no problem.

Gragravar sorry don't know anyone looking to buy a house.  I know someone that can help you sell it though.
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2005, 10:02:25 PM »
Are you going to be reusing the filter?  If not, you can always use the screwdriver method.

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Not reusing
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2005, 10:19:39 PM »
No I am not reusing it.  What is the screwdriver method?  Never heard of it.  I can't believe how some people think these things have to be torqued down to head bolt specs!

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Thanks hotani!
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2005, 12:14:53 AM »
Just got the filter off, thanks to hotani for letting me borrow your strap wrench!  Great guy!

Thanks,
Shawn
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Re: Not reusing
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2005, 12:23:10 AM »
Quote from: "bodaddy"
No I am not reusing it.  What is the screwdriver method?  Never heard of it.  I can't believe how some people think these things have to be torqued down to head bolt specs!

Shawn


Drive a flathead scredriver through the (side of the) body of the filter to provide leverage.  It can be a bit messy, but works in a pinch!

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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2005, 01:34:16 AM »
In my case the filter can just tore and peeled back.  Messy and ineffective.

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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2005, 01:42:55 AM »
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Messy and ineffective.

-Joel


Couldn't agree more, but sometimes desparate times call for drastic measures.

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