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Old 01-28-2006, 03:09 PM   #1
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Uhhhh Matt, only use that sausage grip for....

....sausages. Not oil filters.

Getting ready to do the screwdriver through filter removal method.

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Old 01-28-2006, 03:17 PM   #2
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Sorry dude. I get carried away sometimes in the heat of the moment.

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Old 01-28-2006, 03:26 PM   #3
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Getting ready to do the screwdriver through filter removal method.
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:27 PM   #4
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Must be that special sealant he uses.
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:34 PM   #5
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Must be that special sealant he uses.
That's easy to take care of.

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Old 01-30-2006, 12:39 PM   #6
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Get an oil filter wrench that grips the filter. You will never have to use the "drive a screw driver" method again.

Like one of these:

http://www.usahardware.com/inet/shop...div/70_746.htm

I used to be an expert with the screw driver . . .
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:41 PM   #7
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I had a strap wrench, just couldn't get it to budge. I finally did, without resorting to a screw driver.

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Old 01-30-2006, 12:48 PM   #8
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Get an oil filter wrench that grips the filter. You will never have to use the "drive a screw driver" method again.

Yup, that's the same, basic wrench that I have too. Still, it's usually a challenge finding enough space to move the wrench, because so often the filter is placed in a difficult position.

The Nissan we have is great. Remove the front skid plate, and it's right in front, directly above the front driveshaft. Super easy. Even has a c-channel bracket-thingy to funnel the dripping oil down and away from the engine block, and directly into your oil drain pan. I thought that was a nice, clever touch.
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:53 PM   #9
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I had a strap wrench, just couldn't get it to budge. I finally did, without resorting to a screw driver.

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I don't think I have ever had a strap wrench work. That's why I suggested the one I linked too. Never had a problem with that one. It deforms the filter slightly if it needs to get get a better grip.
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:58 PM   #10
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It's amazing how little torque an oil filter with an organic gasket requires to make a good seal.

The spin-on filter for my motorcycle uses an o-ring seat: 2 full turns past fully seated. Now THAT sucks.
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