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Old 10-02-2005, 01:10 AM   #11
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I own filter wrench but never use. Always by hand.
it was too tight to get off by hand, and i got the new one on tight enough that im sur eill have to stab it with a screwdriver in 3k miles...
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wow i just had this problem today when i changed my oil. i put my filter on to tight i couldnt get it by hand at all so when 3000 miles comes along im gonna use some channel locks to get it off.
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so like how tight should it be? i mean, oil is under a decent amount of pressure, i would think it shouldnt be able to come off by hand easily, and i know overtightening can distort rubber, i got it pretty damn tight, tihnk ive compromised the o-ring? ps sorry for dumb questions, im still learning
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i always get it tight as i can by hand...within reason of course, not like putting my entire body weight into it...just hand tight ya know? and then when it comes time to remove it theres no possible way i can get it off by hand...so i think it kinda takes care of itself, so i would say hand tight.
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I just throw a bunch of rubber bands on the filter to get it off if it'* giving me trouble.
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Aren't we talking about oil filters here? Isn't it 3/4 to 1 turn after the gasket makes contact?
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Do you guys oil the o-ring before installing? I do and the filter on my car has never locked up too tight to get off by hand. Tractors on the other hand....
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I always oil mine...but can never get it off by hand...

I must be weak
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I always oil mine...but can never get it off by hand...

I must be weak
I can never get mine off by hand. I do oil the ring too. I either borrow my friends oil filter wrench or use channel locks.
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I always oil mine...but can never get it off by hand...

I must be weak
I can never get mine off by hand. I do oil the ring too. I either borrow my friends oil filter wrench or use channel locks.
Used the Hammer and screwdriver method in the past... Have also used the good old trusty Channe llocks.... Te He.. Have also used a filter wrench<--- still have it and use it...

For the 3800'* I use one of those oil filter sockets that fits the PF47, man is that thing a life saver...

And I too oil the rubber O ring on the filter... This should always be done... I have seen some in the past skip that step.... Makes it really fun trying to remove a filter... Once you do get it off, you have to scrape the O-Ring off the oil filter adapter... what a PITA... Never had any real trouble, other than I overtighten a bit...lol

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