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    Hello...im wondering if anyone can help me here i recently recieved a 20ft crusader with a 454 berkley set up .. the problem here is the previous owner tried to remove the oil filter and damaged it so bad that it is stuck up inside where the threads are. With the lack of room in that area can anyone give me some ideas or let me know if there is a special tool like a spanner wrench that i can use to fix this problem. Short of pulling the motor I dont know how else to get this rectafied. If anyone can give me a shop that can do it for me that wont break the bank I would also appreciate it also....the boat has been stored for about 3 yrs and I need to get the motor checked before running.

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    The threaded part that the filter threads to is removable with a allen wrench. If you remove that whats left of the oil filter should come with it, Then reinstall the the threaded part and install new filter.

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    That may work or mangle the filter till you can get to the mounting bolts for oil filter mount and pull it out. Not a fun job for sure. Maybe pull the exhaust off for btter access. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    The threaded part that the filter threads to is removable with a allen wrench. If you remove that whats left of the oil filter should come with it, Then reinstall the the threaded part and install new filter.
    Not all of the oil filter adapters have a removeable threaded spud. I have used an air hammer to break apart the adapter and simply replace the whole adapter.

    This should be doable with some time and patients.

    Otherwise pull the engine and do it right, otherwise the metal contamination will make your life hell..

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    try removing the rear bolt on the motor mount inline of the oil filter, someone has probaby put to long of a bolt in it and it protrudes into the filter, take it out hit the remains of filter with screw driver and hammer!! should come off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    Not all of the oil filter adapters have a removeable threaded spud. I have used an air hammer to break apart the adapter and simply replace the whole adapter.

    This should be doable with some time and patients.

    Otherwise pull the engine and do it right, otherwise the metal contamination will make your life hell..

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    he's right, m4 bbc's bolt on some sbc have the allen adapter mentioned, along with some fords.

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    Can you get any kind of a picture of the mangled piece that is left. It may spur an idea if we could actually see the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    Can you get any kind of a picture of the mangled piece that is left. It may spur an idea if we could actually see the problem.
    Good info here a pic is worth a 1000 .....

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    I had that happen years ago.
    I had to remove all of the filter until I was down to the flange and make a spanner wrench with two 1/4" allen bolts sticking up that fit the holes in the flange and that got it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    Can you get any kind of a picture of the mangled piece that is left. It may spur an idea if we could actually see the problem.
    I can get a pic if you need one.....wish i could fabricate a "spanner" type tool to fit in the filter holes....

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    Hydraulic end cap spanner wrench

    http://www.nextag.com/hydraulic-span...CCAA523D2913DA

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    Quote Originally Posted by imbigjoe View Post
    I can get a pic if you need one.....wish i could fabricate a "spanner" type tool to fit in the filter holes....
    Have you tried this advice posted by Jim Brock? Try the highlighted part first, followed by trying to turn the filter. If it doesn't work, follow it with the second part of the instructions. This is far easier than the other ideas put forth and requires no special tools. It is a method that works!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Brock View Post
    try removing the rear bolt on the motor mount inline of the oil filter, someone has probaby put to long of a bolt in it and it protrudes into the filter, take it out hit the remains of filter with screw driver and hammer!! should come off.

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    Im happy to report that the filter extraction was successful this afternoon. One persistent mechanic with an air chisel and a boat load of patients made it happen....I have no doubt that this boat will be in the water very soon

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    hoping we see some pics soon!

    not many of us Crusaders around.

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