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Oil filter wrench

PostPost by: billwill » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:35 am

types26/36/74 wrote:[quote="hatman"A screwdriver jammed straight through the middle of it. 8)


That works but its a bit messy.
I have one with a chain, simlar to this one and its the best type I have ever used.[/quote]


I've got one like that but with a fabric strap instead of a chain.
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PostPost by: Witofthestaircase » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:39 pm

For anyone who stumbles on this the answer is Oil Filter wrench 74/76mm 15 flutes Easy!
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PostPost by: S2Jay » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:59 pm

Not sure if this type has been described, so I'll add it. I have been quite pleased with the operation of this, and it is far easier to pic it than to describe. It adjusts to a variety of sizes within a range, there are smaller units for the very small diameter filters. You can stick in the square end of a socket drive with any amount of extension, it works from the center of the filter rather than the side, digs in without regard to oil & dirt, and can be used to remove or tighten if need be.

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PostPost by: robertverhey » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:35 pm

I've been known to resort to a hammer and chisel on the lip of filter. But then I like living dangerously. Doing it up hand-tight only will save you the grief next time
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:03 am

If you don't mind a brutal approach, I used to push a screwdriver through the filter body, it's very easy to use the leverage turn turn them that way!
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:44 am

I'll second Jay's type. I should add that mine (I'm sure Jay's too) has a cam action built in so when turning counter clockwise, the jaws tighten up on the filter. By far the easiest to use out of all mentioned.

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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:39 pm

mikealdren wrote:If you don't mind a brutal approach, I used to push a screwdriver through the filter body, it's very easy to use the leverage turn turn them that way!
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It seems on most of the cars on which I change the oil, no matter how clean I am with the initial unscrewing, the filter is tipped to one side and oil spills all over as it's coming off so perhaps the screwdriver method is as good as any! :roll:
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PostPost by: PBrown60 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:41 pm

The best filter wrench I ever had looked like a big spring that grabbed the whole filter can, it had a hex fitting on the top for a wrench or socket. It finally broke and I have been unable to find another one. Brookstone used to sell one but they no longer carry it.

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