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    What tool you guys use to take the oil filter of

    Hi,
    I'm wondering to know what tool to get to take the oil filter off?
    I just got my sho 2 weeks ago, I already ordered some oil filters and a oil boy...

    Thanks


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    I didn't use a tool on my FZS. I just grab the filter with my hand--but I have a Riva intake and that frees up some room in that area. Have done this three times.

    Did have to use a pair of conduit jaw channel locks on my buddies totally stock FXHO. Just had to move it a bit and then it unscrewed by hand.

    Have also heard of using those rubber-lined gloves in the palm and finger area for added grip.

    Pack the hull area under the filter with a bunch of old towels to keep from funking-up your hull.

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    I'll try to get it by hand then Thanks.

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    Oil filter wrench. Take one of your filters to auto parts store to get the proper size.

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    Oil filter pliers, carefully.

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    Pipidulce Thats the best tool, so mutlifunctional

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    I use an adjustable oil filter wrench like in photo. You can find them almost anywhere, Walmart, sears, automotive store. If there is any slippage, you can wrap the filter with a piece of 60-80 grit sand paper for grip.

    The socket type caps are useless. There's no room or leverage to get the socket wrench in between filter and hull.

    Watch reaching your arms down in there. On the right side of filter there is a metal exhaust gasket tab that sticks out and it's as sharp as a razor blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOdude View Post
    Oil filter wrench. Take one of your filters to auto parts store to get the proper size.
    I wish I could I'm from French Polynesia

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    Stand on the right side of the ski, reaching over the engine and use both hands. Maybe use a towel to get a better grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KamikazeGPR View Post
    Watch reaching your arms down in there. On the right side of filter there is a metal exhaust gasket tab that sticks out and it's as sharp as a razor blade.
    I know all about that metal gasket. I didn't even feel it cut me when I was looking for a screw. I pulled my arm up and was gushing blood. I should have got stitches but didn't. I have a nasty scar now as a reminder.

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