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    my oil filter didn't want to come off last night, so i bought every tool available to screw it off, so now i have a few holes in the filter from the tooth filter wrench. i usually borrow cherry pickers, but now im going to buy my own to take the engine out and take off the filter.

    will a good 'ol harbor freight hoist work good? im removing the headers, so according to the internet, it should weigh about 750 lbs. i take it a 1-ton (2k lbs) engine hoist will work. will the 1/2 ton engine stand be fine?

    and once i take the engine out, how do i safety take off the filter? thanks
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    if you gotta pull the motor to change the filter, you might wanna thing of going with a remote setup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vee-driven View Post
    if you gotta pull the motor to change the filter, you might wanna thing of going with a remote setup.
    i dont like the look of having extra hoses in the transom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YumaJet View Post
    i dont like the look of having extra hoses in the transom.
    It's better than having to pull the motor every time you want to change the oil. It's also cleaner.
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    punch a screw driver through the m-f'er with a hammer right through the middle of the filter and loosen er up! not pretty but has worked for me a couple times in a pinch! if not a half ton stand will be fine. ive had my motor fully assembled minus headers on mine dozens of times and it dosent even flinch. they de-rate the weight capacity for insurance and safety reasons anyways, more than enough IMO.

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    I have used a belt in the past, which worked great. Sinch the belt around the filter and give it a good tug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by groper View Post
    punch a screw driver through the m-f'er with a hammer right through the middle of the filter and loosen er up! Not pretty but has worked for me a couple times in a pinch!:d


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    Quote Originally Posted by YumaJet View Post
    i dont like the look of having extra hoses in the transom.
    How do you like the look of your motor on the hoist every time you gotta change the oil?


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    Quote Originally Posted by vee-driven View Post
    How do you like the look of your motor on the hoist every time you gotta change the oil?
    My first time having a stuck filter in several years. I don't mind pulling it out, I asked a few questions on what type of hoist, stand and how to safety remove the filter. I used the belt type wrenches, hook wrenches, wrenches, screw drivers, ect....



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    not to be a smart ass ( just trying to help, but the way the metal looks are you turning it the right way, and a he was talking about a belt for your pants ive gotten them off that way before. yes on the engine stand and hoist. leave the headers on and lift from the 2 center tubes makes it much easier.

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    Good lord!!! well you certainly gave er hell!! the stand and hoist you mentioned above will serve you well, i have both of the same units and they have suited my needs for 10 years now. Ive made the mistake of over tightening my filter before (not sure if thats the case here) you should be fine if you tighten the new one on as thight as you can by hand, lube the o ring first w some oil and that bastard should come right off next time. no need for an oil filter re-location with your set up IMO, just dont crank her down with a wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDG911 View Post
    not to be a smart ass ( just trying to help, but the way the metal looks are you turning it the right way, and a he was talking about a belt for your pants ive gotten them off that way before. yes on the engine stand and hoist. leave the headers on and lift from the 2 center tubes makes it much easier.
    does look like maybe you are turning the wrong way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YumaJet View Post
    My first time having a stuck filter in several years. I don't mind pulling it out, I asked a few questions on what type of hoist, stand and how to safety remove the filter. I used the belt type wrenches, hook wrenches, wrenches, screw drivers, ect....



    Unless the filter is left-hand thread, all the metal distortion looks like it is being TIGHTENED, not loosened.

    Once you get it off, replace it with a K&N and go buy a 1" combination wrench to use on the K&N.
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    I had that happen many years ago and you can get it out.

    Rip the rest of it off until there is just the backing plate to the filter left.
    There are several holes in it and you can make a spanner wrench to stick in those holes.

    Take a piece of about 1/4 x 1 1/2 flatstock and drill a couple 1/4 " holes in it at the spacing of the holes in the filter backing plate.

    Put allen bolts in the holes with a nut on each side and leave them long enough to reach up into the filter backing plate.
    It will take it right off.

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