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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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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..

GT :)hand
 

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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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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..

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

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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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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!!!

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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Oilfilter crisis update

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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Would this be a good time to go with a remote filter setup? Or would that cause more problems?
thought about the remote set up but i think the problem stemmed from a not very knowlageable installer I dont see having a problem again and now there is room to actually get a wrench down there to replace next time
 

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I did that ONCE fom not oiling the gasket first. Never again.
 

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yeah, where's the pics, we need a tweeker to make a wrench for you out of a spanner wrench with some allen bolts.
 
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