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Removing oil filters

Discussion in 'Tools & Garage' started by obi_waynne, 1 February 2011.

  1. T9 man

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  2. T9 man

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    Wish I knew that when I first started tinkering with engines! I pity the fool who had to undo the filter after I finished with it! ;)

    Hammer & screwdriver anybody? :lol:
     
  3. turbonutter69

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    On the front of the block just behind the rad
     
  5. turbonutter69

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    When you've drained the oil have you tried jacking up the rear of the car? Might help keep the oil in the filter.
    And I guess you warm the engine before draining?
     
  6. stamford

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    Lol! Nah, I've got hairy palms! :p
     
  7. HDi fun

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    I stopped that once my eyesight started to deteriorate. :lol:
     
  8. T9 man

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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  10. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    I love Machine Mart, that looks like quite a substantial tool and amazingly enough, change from a ten pound note :amazed:
     
  11. HDi fun

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    My 10 year old car has the oil filter element mounted in a bucket right at the top of the engine bay.
     
  12. pgarner

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    i use what loz has got as well.

    had to use a set of stilstons on the wifes as the golf has a large nut on the end of the filter and the tool wouldnt go over it
     
  13. HDi fun

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    Considering spin on filters it's a good idea to not just oil the rubber gasket but also to clean the mating surface where it meets the engine block.

    Significant lower arm strength helps the removal process - I have plenty of that - but if it's 'glued' itself to the block the none of us have a chance without some mechanical leverage assistance.
     
  14. Yugguy

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    Aye, and a lot of time with canisters they're buried somewhere at the bottom of the engine surrounded by gearbox and drive axles and you just can't get your hands round it.
     
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    Sound like you excersise that part of your anatomy quite regually...
     
  16. HDi fun

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    Very good. It's time someone else joined in the smut, sleaze and general innuendo.
    :)
     
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    I saw your post and I thought of that straight away, surely someone else was thinking it as well...
    I mean it couldn't have been more obvious,

    (sorry my spelling is rubbish)
     
  18. Richard1

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    We have to pull about 40 or 50 a day. On 90% we use the type that looks like curved pliers. Another small percent require the chain or rubber strap. Then there are some that require the screwdriver punched through it.

    One required a pipe wrench after disintegrating the filter. Turns out they had put the filter on with locktite.

    You should always put oil on the new filter gasket, and never tighten more than it indicates on the filter. That amount varies from filter to filter
     
  19. jarrus

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    Hand tight is enough, but then I would suggest just slightly looser (and I do mean slightly) as the filter will get "glued" there somewhat, mines not so much a problem as it gets changed every 6k miles. Probably overkill on the oil I use but it's what peugoet recommend and my car runs a smoky tune so is better for it.
     
  20. gummy

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    usually can undo by hand ,to us a tool on them is sometimes awkward because of where they are!i put a relocation kit on my skyline to make it easier!!.
     
  21. Richard1

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    Every filter has an arrow and instructions as to how much of a turn it requires. It depends on the gasket. sometimes 1/2 turn, sometimes 3/4, etc. Look at the filter.[​IMG]
     
  22. Prince

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    Similar to mine mate. I used an inside-out sandwich bag, put my hand inside, pulled the old filter out, turn the bag the right way and put a tie on the top. Job done.
     
  23. supafly1

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    best way i have find works quick is an old cam belt and spanner, works 90 % of the time, for the other 10% ill go with the screwdriver and hammer.
     
  24. Jakeymd

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    I find it easy just using a 32mm socket, a 50mm extension and a ratchet :D
     
  25. pgarner

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    yours must have the nut on the end?
     
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