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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Over tigtened oil filter

I usually don't have a problem with oil filters but I missed this one..
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Yep, I've seen a few like that before....the old screwdriver through the oil filter to get it loose trick.
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Hate it when that happens but it doesnt take much over-tightening to make it happen does it?
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Hate it when that happens but it doesnt take much over-tightening to make it happen does it?
Very true I had to drop the voltage regulator to give me some swing room for pull'in down the punch

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I didn't say anything a little while ago when a poster said he needed a filter tool to install his filter, but I sure had your situation in mind.

I'm glad you got yours off without damage to any other parts.
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I use the belt one all the way on the right of the pic , bought it at autozone hasn't failed me yet.

Just make sure you grab the filter with it close to the seam almost to the engine.

You can throw a 1/2 ' drive extension on it and get the rachet away from all the breakables
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Ya should have used a Socket and Breaker bar on the nut rather then a Screw Driver LOl and the Guy that posted the wrench thing is only good on the old style filters the new smooth ones like yours the Wrench wont work on .
I had to use a big pair of Blue Channel locks to get a filter off too . You know its bad when you rip the can completely off the filter and have to use a Hammer and chisel to get the base to in screw off the mounting plate .That can be a problem with using the Screw driver technique.
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I hate when that happens
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I usually don't have a problem with oil filters but I missed this one..
Did the dealer do the last oil change? Dealerships are notorious for over tightening the plug and filter
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