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hi

 

i always have a problem undoing the oil filter

 

i end up knocking a screwdriver into and banging the **** out of it

 

i understand you can put a socket on the filter any idea what size it is

 

regards pink

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Pink,its normally a Large Nut with something like a Bike Chain attached it,you put this around the filter with a Socket and Ratchet on it,the Chain tightens around the Filter and off it comes,the Nut size is around 18mm.

Your local Motor Factors should have one or try Halfrauds.

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Hi Pink,

 

It's worth changing to a spin-on conversion for all the reasons you've stated above. Then you can fit one of the K&N performance filters which I use on VUX - they have a 1” AF nut moulded onto the canister and makes getting it on/off a doddle, see: http://www.moss-euro...770&SortOrder=2

 

Cheers

Andrew

 

Edit: The correct part number is 235-830.

Edited by Andrew Smith

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Hi Andrew, what is the K&N number on the filter,Regards Mike

 

Mike,

 

Will check the K&N number on the canister/box tonight when I get home.

 

Cheers

Andrew

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hi thanks for the info

 

i have the spin of conversion Andrew, like the idea of that type of canister with the nut on the bottom. very expensive though

 

what about this

 

pink

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTORCYCLE-CAR-VAN-OIL-FILTER-WRENCH-REMOVAL-TOOL-80mm-/270650285425?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item3f04039d71#ht_1528wt_952

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Pink that doesnt fit all of the filters and some of them have hardly any fluting on the bottom. The claw type tool is a better bet.

Stuart.

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The claw type, and the strap type for that matter, are much easier to use on the longer spin on filter.

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hi thanks for the info

 

i have the spin of conversion Andrew, like the idea of that type of canister with the nut on the bottom. very expensive though

 

what about this

 

pink

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...1#ht_1528wt_952

 

Hi Pink I have the claw type tool which is what I use, know trouble at all you can alway's borrow it iff you want,

Cheers

Dave.

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eBay has a complete set, 14 of those, pinky, but only one will fit:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item256beed4f8

 

I use one of these, which is handy in a confined space:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item23183782f1

 

I did have one of these, but the fabric strap broke:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2c62aeccfe

 

Lots of other tools for this purpose if you search ebay for "oil filter wrench":

http://www.ebay.co.u...-All-Categories

 

Anyone used the rubber strap one, the pliers or the Bergen tool?

 

John

Edited by john.r.davies

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I've used the pliers type on various spin on canister oil filters and found it very easy to use. Mine is a bit like a pair of slip joint pliers with the jaws curved to fit the oil filter. When I've fitted oil filters, I always oil the rubber gasket ring thing and tighten the filter by hand, as tight as I can get it. Not sure if they should really be tighter, but not had a leak this way and never had problems removing them.

 

Kevin

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thank you for all the recommendations

 

when i put it on i would like to take up your over Dave

 

i have broke the rubber type, broke the metal strap type,

 

always put oil on them maybe i am doing them up to tight

 

pink

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Pink

 

dont know your own strength. I have the 'rubber band' bought cheap probably 10+ years ago. Always worked on TR's, Ferraris, Saab, VW , Ford.....anyways hopefully youre sorted.

 

All the best

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Mike,Will check the K&N number on the canister/box tonight when I get home. Cheers

Andrew

 

Mike,

 

The box is referenced HP-2009 and printed on the canister is: 78-23542-4511. Hope that helps.

 

Pink, Neil

 

Small price to pay once every two years for convenience…………….

 

Cheers

Andrew

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Mike,

 

The box is referenced HP-2009 and printed on the canister is: 78-23542-4511. Hope that helps.

 

Pink, Neil

 

Small price to pay once every two years for convenience…………….

 

Cheers

Andrew

 

 

Every two years :o:o:o

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Yep, these old bangers we drive ain't exotica after all. :rolleyes:

 

Cheers

Andrew

 

 

Then you are using the wrong oil chap ;)

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Then you are using the wrong oil chap ;)

 

Nah, used chip fat has been serving me well for nearly 30 years Neil, with no problems. :)

 

Cheers

Andrew

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I use an adjustable bike chain type filter remover with a handle attached to it. Came free with Practical Motorist magazine in about 1967 when I got my first Mini Van and been using it ever since.

Being a Yorkshireman, especially a Yorkshireman with a Scottish name, and consequently having a reputation for frugality (insert thrift, economy, meaness, tightness, etc,as required here) the lure of a free piece of Garage equipment to bolster my then sparse tool kit was sufficient to seduce me into buying the magazine. The fact that it has lasted this long is a testament to British Engineering or more probably Taiwanese sweat shop labour and yes Neil, I do change the oil more often that once every two years.

Dave McDonald

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Just spotted this post... For many years I used an old leather belt to 'choke' the filter - idea inherited from my Old Man... Worked a treat! However, with no 'old' leather belts available I have now resorted to the fabric style strap wrench...

 

Brgds

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