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Having Trouble With Ol Filter

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im changing my oil and im having trouble with the oil filter. it's to damn tight. i tried using an oil wrench but im also having trouble with that. what other ways are there to take off an oil filter...

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I went to an independent auto parts store and they had an oil filter wrench. It's not the ordinary universal wrench; it's the equivalent of a socket that fits right on the oil filter and you use a 3/8" ratchet to unbolt it. It worked on my toyota oil filter in 2 seconds. Problem is that the wrench is stuck on the oil filter. I don't know what oil filter you have, but try an bring a replica of the filter to a store and they'll try and test fit it. Good luck.

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Well,

I've punched a screwdriver through the side before when I've had too.

It's messy, and tear up the filter, but it works.......

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Not suggested because of possible injuries and particles going places they shouldn't be.

A nice plumbers wrench should do the trick.

I'm really considering an oil filter relocation kit.

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the last method to use is to punch a long screwdriver throught it and turn.It always works but a bit messy

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I was thinking of doing that a while ago, so I tested it on one of my old toyota filters. I layed the oil filter down sideways, and I could barely make a dent on the casing.

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a big channel lock works for me, only used the screwdriver once, and i dont want to use it again cause its too messy

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