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Old 11-28-2003, 22:38   #1 (permalink)
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OIL Filter removal

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anyone contemplating an oil filter replacement, get one of the claw type filter removal tools, as its damn near impossible to remove it with the regular springy type

damn near busted my finger when the normal type one i had slipped and i bashed the chassis
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Old 11-29-2003, 00:17   #2 (permalink)
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can u post a pic of the claw type
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Here is a picture of my tools. I can honestly say I've tried pretty much every kind there is. I won't use anything but a ratchet-type one on my cars.



The 3-pronged thing on the left is my new tool which I bought for the 4 cyl. It cost $15 from some auto shop and is not the best thing out there, but it was all that fitted and was affordable.

On the right is my E-series compatible SuperCheap Auto tool. It cost well under $10 and would always be my first choice. I would have bought a smaller equivalent for the 4 cyl but they only make them in too-small and too-large sizes.
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Re: OIL Filter removal

mine is similar to hte black one on the left, although different.

ill see if i can grab a pic. if your close to an autobarn store, go have a look its chrome, and comes with a moulded in 3/8th drive, and a half inch drive adapter also.
it was $33, which brought the total expendature today to $120 (new trolley jack and axle stands, 2 filter removers-first one was the dodgy one, penrite hpr40 oil and ryco Z9 filter)

finally, FVCK my finger is sore GRRRR
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Old 11-29-2003, 06:05   #5 (permalink)
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so how does the engiune run with oil that isnt 30,000km old?
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so how does the engiune run with oil that isnt 30,000km old?
haha....no more knock knock
she might get another 50,000 before pullin it apart yet LOL
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Re: OIL Filter removal

I've actually found the best filter remover to be the short length of square tubing with a loop of seat belt material attached. This tube then attaches to a 1/2" drive rachet.
You just wrap the strap around the filter and undo it with a rachet.

These last forever, never slip, and have removed every filter I've ever attempted.

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Otherwise, its amazing what a rubber glove can do for you (no lewd comments :) ).
When your not worrying so much about gripping the thing and not slipping, you can put a whole lot more force onto it, and usually (in my experience) get it off...
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Well with a bit of lateral thinking, i used a hose clamp on the filter, and a screwdiver in that, and a hammer to loosen the filter on my, then hand tighten it as tight as possible, then a long scrwdriver, and a carefull tap from the top into the rim of the filter to tighten it fully. no leaks and was pretty easy to do :0)
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I use one of the strap ones, pity you got to pull out the airbox to get to the filter, EF.
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