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Home made oil filter wrench/tool


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Hey guys


To my horrow today realised I have an annoying oil filter. ie.it screws on the side instead of on that long bolt thingy then screwed into the sump? like on a zzr. anyway read in the manual I need a filter wrench. i guess a chain one or seomthing would work like i seen on ebay but dont want to have to wait 5 days to do this. so before i go up to the shed and waste 4 hours trying or making up ways to get the thing off. any tried and tested ways to get them off without a tool. my dad suggested piercing it with a screwdriver then using it to turn it off (not fond of this idea )


cheers guys

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Most screw on filters are not on that tight having said that I have had problems with them in the past if they have been on a while,Your dads right,but make sure you do it right if you wreck the filter before it comes off you may be in trouble,before trying dads idea use a flat head screwdriver a hammer to chizel the filter just incase its been over tightened when fitted

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The recognised bodge way of doing the above involves removing all the skin from your nuckles and filing for a divorce at the end of it.


Are there no garages near you that might sell them, they can't be that expensive surely? I've seen nylon strap ones aswell.

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another method which works sometimes, if your lucky is to take a piece of sand paper, fold in half so that you have two rough sides, wrap around the fliter take a firm grip and twist.

It gives you just enough grip to undo the filter with out the use of other tools, surprising how many times it works as well!

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ive found a small G clamp fitted onto the fillter .nice and tight gives great leaverage ( better than Screwdiver) and no chance of pearsing the coolant pipe like i did a few years back on my yamaha r1 . Have a look around you local car boot sale for one for 10/20p.

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sandpaper sounds like a plan. ill prob get a tool b4 the next change (thanks for that stu) as i was kinda nervous about just tearing up the filter and not budging its base which would have made it even worse. g clamp sounds good too. thanks guys.

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