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Help, cannot loosen oilfilter...


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Went to do my first oil change on the car, and I cannot get the oilfilter off! I of course have a oilfilter wrench, but the filter is on so tight that the wrench grips it and just begins to dent the metal of the filter. I stopped as soo as I noticed this was happening, and before doing any real damage...what can I do to get it off?

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If it's really on there, you can jam a large screwdriver through the middle of the filter and then use that as leverage to turn the filter off...messy, but effective. Good luck!

-Alan

71 2002

83 320i

78 323i

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Guest Anonymous

First try the cap wrench... it goes over the dimples grip area of the

filter.... if that dents and slips... then use a strap wrench..... that will

definitly dent the filter but you could still drive on it if you have to...

last resort is use a screw driver and spear it... can't drive on it

afterwards if that doesn't work... um.. on a different note... you can

be a pussy and pay $15 at a oil change place to make it their

problem... not to say I've done that or anything like with the stock

filter on a GM car (oMG WTF do they torque it down with... freakin 10'

breaker bar or something)... also local place will give you a free

carwash and wax with oil change... $19.99 on wed.. castrol GTX

20w-50...

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I get back to emails... I've got like 10 to write including one to the

fiance... I'll get to it tommorrow....

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g/day mike, if tool twists it screwdriver will probly rip thru too, give it a few taps going the right way and at an angle with a fairly sharp cold chisel and hammer, that should start it.Oh, do this on the thick rim at the top of the filter.

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