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Old 08-03-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Rounded Oil Filter Bolt

Hey guys, I have a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250 and I was doing my oil change and I got to changing the oil filter and when I tried taking the bolt off for the oil filter, it was near impossible to take off. I've done oil changes before, and this bolt always gives me a problem. This time, however, the bolt would just not budge and I ended up messing up the edges of the bolt. So now when I use my breaker bar with the 17mm socket, it still will not budge and keeps slipping. I tried using a 6 point spanner wrench, tried vice grips with light hammering and it just is not cooperating.

This bolt is pretty frustrating. Anyone have any ideas on how I can get this thing out? I've seen some "bolt extractor" kits online, but do they actually work? I've read some reviews where some people have success with it, while others don't.

As a last ditch effort, is there anywhere I can take the bike where they can just take the thing off? I've already ordered a new oil filter bolt for the bike, so at this point I just want to get this thing off however it comes off.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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Last resort - jam the filter with a screwdriver and turn it.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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Oil filter bolt? Are you talking about the oil pan bolt?

If you can't get the oil filter off just get a big wrench or stab a screw driver into the filter housing and break it loose that way.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:42 PM   #4
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Left loosy?
Yea oil filter bolt?

Im guessing its the oil pan because its a 17mm...there should be no reason u need a breaker bar for that...
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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That's the picture of it. When you guys say stab it with a screwdriver, what do you guys mean by that?
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:00 PM   #7
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They mean stab the oil filter.

They might have been confused because some oil filters have a bolt type end that you use a socket to take it off.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:18 PM   #8
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Ahhh yours is an internal one.....

It shouldnt be on that tight.....take it to a shop before you cause more damage...
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:23 PM   #9
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Ahhh yours is an internal one.....

It shouldnt be on that tight.....take it to a shop before you cause more damage...
What kind of shop would be able to take it off for me? Can I take it to any mechanic's shop or would I have to find a motorcycle specific shop such as Motorcycles Unlimited?
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Yes Motorcycles Unlimited is who I would strongly recommend....
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I can get it off.
Please don't jack with it any further.
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I can get it off.
Please don't jack with it any further.


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Those bolt extractor sockets do work awesomely. But take it to patrick and avoid more fubar.
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Try a 17mm round socket
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:26 PM   #15
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What part of town are you in? I have a bolt out kit, but you will need to order a new bolt.
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That bolt is not your ordinary bolt. It's part of the oil filter and needs to be ordered from kawi.
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That bolt is not your ordinary bolt. It's part of the oil filter and needs to be ordered from kawi.
^^^ what the master said.
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