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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:23 pm 
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What sort of tool do you use to unscrew the oil filter? i tried a set of multigrips but the ones i had weren't big enough...Is there a special tool i have to buy?

Bit of a noob question sorry :oops:

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:25 pm 
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i did it with my hands.... was a bit hot though :P

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:26 pm 
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get a long flat-blade screw-driver punch in through the oil filter and twist....simple

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:27 pm 
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yeah you can get a tool or if you want it off now, 'and I assume your replaceing the filter' u can just jam a screw drive throught the side and use the for leverage, but make sure u have an oil pan to catch the goop. The proper tool is a tin loop that is adjustable to squeeze 'around' the filter and then you can unscrew it.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:27 pm 
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You are meant to do it with your hands
If it has been done up too tight then there is a wrench you can get from supercrap etc. I have one but I've only used it once or twice
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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:29 pm 
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Dude , welcome to my hell....

The good old Fairys and Lilteds have a damn crappy location for the old oil filter dont they !

I actually found a tool at supercheap auto that does the job best of anything i have tried. It is a metal band that has a threaded tension handle on it , so you can loop the band around the filter then tighten the grip on the filter before turning. Its still a bit fiddly , but it gets the job done.

I had the sits so bad one day that I put some paper down on the ground and the hammered a screwdriver through the damn thing to turn it. IT WORKED , but was a bit messy...

Anyway , good luck with this mission.

 

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HAHAHA thats doggy & messy & hard way.

Just go down to your local super cheap auto or who ever else & buy urself a filter remover. I have 1 which has 3 claws & u attach it to your ratchet & twist away till it grabs nicely & comes right off.

Make sure the claws have rubbers on the end of them 2 grab the filter nice & tight so u wont have any slipping. :D

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:31 pm 
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...Dunkly wrote:
get a long flat-blade screw-driver punch in through the oil filter and twist....simple


LOL

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i did it with my hands.... was a bit hot though :P


Its a 3.9, so its covered in oil :lol:

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You are meant to do it with your hands
If it has been done up too tight then there is a wrench you can get from supercrap etc. I have one but I've only used it once or twice


Thats what i tought, but its a bit greasy and is quite tight, i reckon i will try the screw driver trick CBF spending any more money

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:36 pm 
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LOL very funny :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:39 pm 
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Got to love the backyarders doing what they do best LOL

Doing things the hard way & messy way :D

Reminds me of my old man & then seeing mum going ape s**t at him for making such a mess LOL :D

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:49 pm 
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LOL i remember the first time i ever changed oil at 17, i had a little 1 liter container, undid the bolt let the oil go in, when the container got filled 3/4 of the way up i was like f**k!! low and behold oil started to spill over the side on the drive way, a whole 4 liters of it while i was running around trying to find a new container to catch what was ever left.

4 liters of oil on driveway = p****d off parents and 2 hours of cleaning :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:32 pm 
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MICKYYYY wrote:
HAHAHA thats doggy & messy & hard way.

Just go down to your local super cheap auto or who ever else & buy urself a filter remover. I have 1 which has 3 claws & u attach it to your ratchet & twist away till it grabs nicely & comes right off.

Make sure the claws have rubbers on the end of them 2 grab the filter nice & tight so u wont have any slipping. :D



Yeah , those are good , but mine is a 5 Litre and you just cant get to the end very well to put the claws over it. Bloody things everywhere around these engines , but yes it is a good tool.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:45 pm 
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A mob called ABW make a damn good oil filter removing tool. It has 3 claws on it to bite into the filter and undo it. Uses a 3/8" sq drive ratchet/breaker bar with extension. I've had one since '96 and use it daily, never broke it. There are cheaper ones available, how long they last, i don't know.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:16 pm 
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Here's a pic of the one I use.

It only works to loosen the filter, it wont work the other way, so it is impossible for some idiot to use it to install a new filter.

I only tighten them by hand.

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:06 pm 
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Here's a pic of the one I use.

It only works to loosen the filter, it wont work the other way, so it is impossible for some idiot to use it to install a new filter.

I only tighten them by hand.

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I couldn't get mine off last week since i installed a high energy sump,just no room in a eb,i spent 1/2 hr or so with 2 other types of tools,went to super cheap auto's and bought this exact one for about $6.00 had it of in minutes

 

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