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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:17 pm 
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hey i have been trying for ages to get my oil filter off my el swagon , and no budge at all i have been using the tool thing , is there any tips u guys kno of?
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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:19 pm 
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good quality oil filter wrench.

or a screwdriver straight through it works well.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:22 pm 
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big a** multi grips work well

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:22 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
good quality oil filter wrench.

or a screwdriver straight through it works well.


Was going to say, if it's stuck on there a long screw driver works well.

Must be pretty tight not being able to remove it with the oil filter remover...I can undo mine with a pair of grip gloves.

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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:23 pm 
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yer i have an alright one
, does a screw driver release the pressure or something so it comes off easy? lol does the oil go everywhere?
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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:25 pm 
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oil goes everywhere! *100 or so ml.

I've never had to resort to a screwdriver in a ef onwards, only a eb.

Screwdriver turns it into a big breakerbar with its own socket.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:32 pm 
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i guess i might have to get the screwdriver out tomoz ,is it bad if my car has no oil in it overnight?. do u guys try getting the filter off with the filter tool from beneath yer? is the the best way?
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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:35 pm 
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what type of filter remover are you using??

i use the type with 3 fingers on a ratchet type thing that go on the end of the filter. and ive had a filter that tight that the filter wrench crushed the filter as it was undoing it..

i swear the type i use has never let me down.. yet.. lol

or as others have said a big screw driver will get it off aswell...
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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:39 pm 
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suck s**t it sux, we just spent 2 days getting the one of the ghia, haha, bought $50 worth of filter wrenchs and broke them all, we found out that there was no oil on the filter when the person put it on
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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:42 pm 
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nah just the circle grip ones with the handle they are pretty ordinary, so do u just drive the screw driver through the side of it ?
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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:49 pm 
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yes, last resort.

what sub u in? if ur local i'll lend you my wrench.

and no, the longer it has to drain the better!

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:50 pm 
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jamison17 wrote:
nah just the circle grip ones with the handle they are pretty ordinary, so do u just drive the screw driver through the side of it ?


The better way of using a screwdriver is to hit it where the upper rim is, the rolled edge, it will grip there, and you wont spill any oil.
Or, get the 3 legged oil filter removing tool, from Repco, or Supercheap, or other reputable tool suppliers. They are the Bee's knees.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:51 pm 
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this is the type i use..

 

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:11 pm 
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all ive used is a piece of 1/2'' inside diameter square pipe, slit cut in one end, seatbelt put through it, end of slit welded back up. tighten it up and use a 1/2'' ratchet or breaker bar on it, works wonders :)

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:11 pm 
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i live in ormond , yer i have seen those three clamp wrench things on ebay , if they r good might buy one , would be handy i guess , or anyone know where else to buy them?
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