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Old 03-12-2010, 02:13 AM   #41
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If you tried the screwdriver/hammer trick, then try using an oil wrench like this and put a regular wrench inside the loop before tightening its grip against the filter (the closed end of the wrench is best). When you try to loosen the filter, it will force the wrench to crush itself into the shell of the oil filter and give you MUCH more leverage. You may end up ruining the oil wrench though.

I hand tighten my oil filters and it's still a ***** to get them off! Good luck
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I know you didn't ask this but when you finally install a new filter, take a little oil on your finger and smear it on the gasket before you screw it on. Then just hand tighten it, snug, not as tight as you can.
It will help make it easier to remove next time.
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The top part of the filter where the wrench goes is almost the shape of a circle =/
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If you tried the screwdriver/hammer trick, then try using an oil wrench like this and put a regular wrench inside the loop before tightening its grip against the filter (the closed end of the wrench is best). When you try to loosen the filter, it will force the wrench to crush itself into the shell of the oil filter and give you MUCH more leverage. You may end up ruining the oil wrench though.

I hand tighten my oil filters and it's still a ***** to get them off! Good luck

That's a good tip. You might try putting a piece of sandpaper in between the wrench and filter too. Fold it so it is rough side on both wrench and filter.
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Use the filter pliers at the base of the filter, not the end. I have gotten filters off of everything from F-350s on a 30k mile oil change to a honda with half a quart. You MIGHT have to set your purse down though

DO NOT stab a screw driver through the filter. If you cant get it off with a oil filter socket, band wrench, or pliers, it will just tear with the screw driver method.
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If you can get to the base use a chisel or old screwdriver and hammer to knock it loose. Sounds like it was over torqued and installed dry.
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this would be overkill. Have you tried the 3 prong type of filter wrenches they sell at Sears?
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Leverage sounds to be your problem.

If you're using a good set of oil filter pliers just squeeze them and distort the filter before trying to loosen in.

Hint; draining the filter may help too if the filter is holding pressure(additional oring on the inside of the new filter not just the outside one.)
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this is just like what I am talking about

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Lol you guys crack me up If this thread woulda been started by Azylum you'd all just be ripping on him for being a sissy but because it's a chick ur falling over backwards to help

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That wont work either. That will just wrinkle the filter since it attaches on the end. You need man hands using a good set of filter pliers on the base. Can also try heating up the filter carcass and base.
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Didnt think I'd have to go so far as a pic, but here it is:

(for those that say it wouldnt work, turn it around and grip it in the direction of the teeth; sorry to rock your world... shadetree mechanics give me a cute giggle.)
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Didnt think I'd have to go so far as a pic, but here it is:

(for those that say it wouldnt work, turn it around and grip it in the direction of the teeth; sorry to rock your world... shadetree mechanics give me a cute giggle.)
yup that's what I have in my garage works juuuuust fine
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Do like Cali said, hammer a driver through the filter so you have more leverage. I had to do it this way with my first oil filter. After that put oil on the gasket and put it back on hand tight and it breeze
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If you can get to the base use a chisel or old screwdriver and hammer to knock it loose. Sounds like it was over torqued and installed dry.
I think this is the problem.
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for future reference... if I ever do my own oil change, the filter should only be tightened by hand right?
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for future reference... if I ever do my own oil change, the filter should only be tightened by hand right?
and dip your finger in the oil and wet the O ring to seal it correctly which is most likely the problem here.

or you can just buy a K&N oil filter they have a nut on the end you can take off with a socket which is awesome !
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