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Old 01-25-2003, 04:43   #1 (permalink)
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Ok guys, someone mind telling me what the trick is to getting the oil filter off an ED 4ltr? Its like the bloody thing is glued on! Please tell me that there is an easy way!?!?!
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Old 01-25-2003, 05:42   #2 (permalink)
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It cant be glued on!
Get an oil filter wrench (or what ever they are called) if you cant do it by hand.
I've never met a filter that I cant get of with a bit of elbow grease!
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Oh and by the way make sure you and UNSCREWING it. Especially if you are lying on the ground, your ability to determine anti-clockwise and clockwise may be frigged up while lying on your back :)
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back when i had my I6 ED. i couldnt get me oil filter off using the proper wrench, so i got some pvc pipe that was just right size and heated the end and bashed it over the top of the filter and had 2 holes at the top of the pvc so i could feed through a screwdriver and twist the thing off, alot of work i know, but it was the only thing i could think off. Then the next time it wouldnt budge again, so i drained oil, and just drove the screwdriver through the filter and twisted it off, abit messier, but quicker.

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Go to supercheap and get one of those oil filter wrenches that clamp onto the end of the filter and use a 1/4drive ratchet to turn. Its alot easier to use than those strap type ones
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old skool, if the oil filter wrench doesnt work due to limited space etc, a long flathead screw driver and hammer works well.
Basically belt the screwdriver so it pierces the oil filter all the way, then unscrew, although it rarely should come to this
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I'll second the use of the ratched driver attached filter removers. The v8s dont have much clearance around the filter at least on EB/EDs so its almost impossible to use the strap on type. Helps to use an extension on the driver for some extra torque.
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I'll second the use of the ratched driver attached filter removers. The v8s dont have much clearance around the filter at least on EB/EDs so its almost impossible to use the strap on type. Helps to use an extension on the driver for some extra torque.
thats what i use as well! i hate the normal type ones, their so hard to use!

also remember hand tighten the new filter.
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and add a clean film of oil to the seal
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yeah i have one of those strap type filter tools, but didn't have enough room to move it. I was turning it the right way, definitely made sure of that:) Whats this ratchet type you speak of? Can you buy them at supercheap or autobarn or the like? Nice fix too XR8 fella! lol.
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