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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 6:37 pm 
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gday guys havin a bit of trouble removing oil filter from car (v8) what other ways can i do it cause as u now its in a tight spot .

would i be better off trying from the top or bottom

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 6:45 pm 
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just put a screw driver through it.. best way to get some grip on them :)

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 6:49 pm 
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Waggin wrote:
just put a screw driver through it.. best way to get some grip on them :)

*Look - It has a handle!*


yeah ok ,if that doesnt work im screwed then

stupid me is it anti or clockwise u turn it?(blond moment :roll:)

 

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 6:50 pm 
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NC 5ltr wrote:
Waggin wrote:
just put a screw driver through it.. best way to get some grip on them :)

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yeah ok ,if that doesnt work im screwed then

stupid me is it anti or clockwise u turn it?(blond moment :roll:)


Anti-clockwise.

What type of filter wrench are you using?

 

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 6:51 pm 
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anti-clockwise.

never go wrong witht he screwdriver. If the strap or clamp doesnt work, the screw driver will. I dont understand why everyone overtightens oil filters all the time!

 

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 6:56 pm 
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yeah well was using a belt orignally,but my mech put the last one on and yeah its tght, will give the screw a go if i can find one long enough

 

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 6:57 pm 
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You should get yourself a clamp type filter wrench, far better then the belt style.

 

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 7:00 pm 
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Yeah, clamp pretty easy... nothing beats the screwdriver tho, not like the filter's gonna be reused...

Easier to get from the bottom IMO...

 

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 7:11 pm 
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last time i change mine( last week) did it with a pair of big a** multigrips from underneath. Worked a treat to crack it, then undid all by hand
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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 7:28 pm 
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cheers guys ,thanks for ur help,a screw driver a house brick and some frustration got it done :)

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 8:49 pm 
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haha, everytime i do a screw driver it normally isn't good enough, it starts cuting though the filter, i get a hammer and one of the factory wheel nut undo'ers just a single pipe one with a sharp bit on the end, not the x type, that always gets em off better then the screwdriver..., but thats IMO :wink:

 

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best thing i've ever found for getting oil filters off is either one of the steel band type filter straps, or a soft leather riggers glove.....

 

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NC 5ltr wrote:
Waggin wrote:
just put a screw driver through it.. best way to get some grip on them :)

*Look - It has a handle!*


yeah ok ,if that doesnt work im screwed then

stupid me is it anti or clockwise u turn it?(blond moment :roll:)


lefty loosey , righty tighty

 

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Waggin wrote:
anti-clockwise.

never go wrong witht he screwdriver. If the strap or clamp doesnt work, the screw driver will. I dont understand why everyone overtightens oil filters all the time!


its not overtightening them that makes them a prick to get off, its that no one oils the seal before they put it on

 

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