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Old 11-21-2003, 20:42   #1 (permalink)
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G'day all,

I am looking for a specialised tool which no one seems to have. It is a rachet oil filter removal tool. The E series sized tool is too big, and the smaller kind Super Cheap sell is too small. There's a good 10mm difference between the biggest size accomodated by the small kind, and the smallest size usable by the larger item, with nothing in between.

Super Cheap suggested I contact a specialised tool shop, though I can't say I know of any. If anyone knows of such a place I'd be very interested to pay them a visit.

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Old 11-21-2003, 21:06   #2 (permalink)
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Try someone like Bursons, they sell all kinds of tools and auto parts, we use them at work, and for general tools we get Snap On to come around...

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Maybe someone like Alltools? Prolly pretty limited on a Sat arvo Repco or Bursons may be worth a shot.
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Old 11-21-2003, 22:36   #4 (permalink)
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Get your hands dirty and use the screw driver!
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Youre telling me the supercheap one doesnt work? i bought it on your recommendation!!! AHHHH!!
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Old 11-23-2003, 05:41   #6 (permalink)
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Cheers guys - I'm glad I have something to go with now.

Jase, the Supercheap ratchet type works fine for the EA, but the KF has a slightly smaller filter. I'm not happy because of the 2 sizes Super Cheap sell, one is too small, the other too big.

NZ, you wouldn't suggest that if you knew where the filter was located.

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Old 11-23-2003, 06:03   #7 (permalink)
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try a place called "total tools"...

also ebay, in the automotive tools section may have it, have a squiz their.
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whew!!

good luck finding one jack!
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Just wrap something around the filter.. perhaps sheet rubber, or even just some newspaper.. The wratchet should grip tight enough to create enough friction that the newspaper doesn't slip...
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I bought one, from Kmart I think, like a big wire strap with a long bolt down the centre and a large screw (knob) on top of handle. Screwing it in or out tightens the strap which has bumps imprinted into it. It worked a treat on the EB and EL, and you know how much room is available there. Just had a look but has no brand on it and I have thrown the packet away, sorry.
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