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    Thumbs down One Tough Oil Filter...

    It's never easy getting these darn filters off...and I don't over tighten them!
    Just a difficult angle with the stringer and the 'tunnel' in the way.
    The 1" metal filter strap blew the hole in the filter.
    I'll need a strap wrench, extension and ratchet for this mess.
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    Sometimes its easier to just use the screwdriver the first time around!

    Hate it when that happens
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    That sucks, one time I had a filter from he!! and threw a little sandpaper between the wrench and the filter. Btw that's the short version. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by warpt71 View Post
    Sometimes its easier to just use the screwdriver the first time around!

    Hate it when that happens
    Wish there was room for the screw driver trick...no room, the tunnel wall is in the way.

    The filter wrench I have has a rubber strap glued to the 1" metal backing strap so it grabs great...just no real room to apply the torque.

    Jeeezzzz, I fell like HJ over here
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    I pre-lube the seal with oil and put filters on hand tight,

    done thousands of filter changes, never had a filter come off never had 1 get stuck on,

    some people I've seen use white grease on the o-ring, causes it to swell and you'll never get the thing off,

    ever considered a filter relocator, put 1 in my 350 S10 4x4, best thing I ever did, was cheap too

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    I usually rub the o ring down with a bit of oil before putting it on hand tight. I can usually take it off by hand when its time for an oil change too. That looks like a PITA. If I were in your shoes I would definitely remote mount the filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    Wish there was room for the screw driver trick...no room, the tunnel wall is in the way.

    The filter wrench I have has a rubber strap glued to the 1" metal backing strap so it grabs great...just no real room to apply the torque.

    Jeeezzzz, I fell like HJ over here
    I did that on my first filter change, just without the hole though, just crushed the crap out of it trying to get it off.

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    Yep, I always oil the o-ring and snug it good by hand...obviously a little too snug.
    I'll have to consider a relocation kit as I'd rather have the deep filter on it anyway.
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    Ouch, what a mess. I get oil all over my bilge when I change it, even got a remote filter setup but didn't get it in... Do you have to pull the log to change oil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hkunz View Post
    Ouch, what a mess. I get oil all over my bilge when I change it, even got a remote filter setup but didn't get it in... Do you have to pull the log to change oil?
    "Log"...?
    No log, Headers.
    I pull the spark plug wires to gain a tad bit more room then...the filter must come in and go out laying on its side. When I put the new one in I hold it vertical and with a long funnel fill the filter then guide it up in place with one hand and snug it home.
    When dropping the old one I (try) to wrap it in a plastic food bag to catch most of the oil then...lay it on its side to pull it free from the hull.
    A royal PITA it is...
    EDIT > the pic actually makes it look like there's more room then there really is.
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