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    what to use to remove oil filter cap?

    been told by a few guys to use channel lock pliers to remove the cap.
    what do you guys use?excluding the actualy cap romoval tool.
    guys whove used channel lock pliers how exactly did you remove the cap?ie easiest and least damaging way?

    thanks in advance


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    well do you have the right 6 point socket for the bolt?

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    use a 1/4" socket works just fine no need to go buy extra stuff.

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    I believe he means removing the cap... not the bolt

    I use a custom heated and bent flat head screwdriver Find your crappiest flat head in your tool box, torch that baby red hot... then bend the tip of it in a vice. Works great!

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    I just did an oil change on my 06 rxt and gtx. I used. Standard socket to remove the bolt (but have order to torex sockets online for future - it was cheap and always good to have the right tools). The cap was easily pulled off on each by hand with a little twisting and pulling. No tool needed. Make sure you lube the o-ring before reinstalling as this help with the removal next time.

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    i use a big set of channel locks with a little pressure it comes right off.

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    Before I remove the bolt, I rock it back and forth a little. This brings an edge up, and ya just grab it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsolie View Post
    Before I remove the bolt, I rock it back and forth a little. This brings an edge up, and ya just grab it..
    Yep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyRXT View Post
    use a 1/4" socket works just fine no need to go buy extra stuff.
    Jonny is right, there are a bunch of "torx" bolts on the 4-tec that can be attacked with a 1/4" wrench/socket, but the oil filter cap is actually one of the few that is 5/16".

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsolie View Post
    Before I remove the bolt, I rock it back and forth a little. This brings an edge up, and ya just grab it..
    +1 if that does not work, then get a round tapered punch to work it up enough to get it..if you try to ply it with screw driver you will for sure ruin the o ring.

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