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    Cannot Get my Oil Filter Off

    I am trying to do an oil change on my FZR and I cannot get my oil filter off. My oil filter tool (jaws) is butchering this filter like it is made out of clay. What tool are you guys using and where did you get it from?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    I am trying to do an oil change on my FZR and I cannot get my oil filter off. My oil filter tool (jaws) is butchering this filter like it is made out of clay. What tool are you guys using and where did you get it from?
    The biggest flat head screw driver and hammer you can find.
    Belt the crap out of the filter near the edge were it meets the motor.
    But don't chew out the aluiminum of the oil cooler.

    Oh, and a swear jar and lots of coins.

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    Does anyone know where to get a filter wrench? It looks to be about 74mm and 14 flutes. Not sure on the MM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunna View Post
    The biggest flat head screw driver and hammer you can find.
    Belt the crap out of the filter near the edge were it meets the motor.
    But don't chew out the aluiminum of the oil cooler.

    Oh, and a swear jar and lots of coins.
    LOL, +1. One time I forgot to rub oil on the filter gasket & it was frozen up when I tried to remove it. I tried 3 different filter tools & was just tearing it up, so I ended up driving a screwdriver through it & was able to turn it off. It will be very sharp...I've got the blood in my hull to prove it. I also hate the little razor sharp F'n tabs on the manifold gasket. Lost a little blood last night installing my O2 sensor adaptor because of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    Does anyone know where to get a filter wrench? It looks to be about 74mm and 14 flutes. Not sure on the MM.
    I use the type that fits over the end like a big socket. Not sure of the size but most auto part stores sell them. Just take your new filter with you to match the size. They will not work after the filter has been banged up though...one slip & you have to go to plan B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh3ides View Post
    LOL, +1. One time I forgot to rub oil on the filter gasket & it was frozen up when I tried to remove it. I tried 3 different filter tools & was just tearing it up, so I ended up driving a screwdriver through it & was able to turn it off. It will be very sharp...I've got the blood in my hull to prove it. I also hate the little razor sharp F'n tabs on the manifold gasket. Lost a little blood last night installing my O2 sensor adaptor because of those.
    So you drove a screwdriver through the side and turned it off?

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    Yup,
    that's an oldie, but a goodie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    So you drove a screwdriver through the side and turned it off?
    Yep, not pretty but effective.

    Also, remember the bolt it screws onto stick pretty far into the filter, so be careful not to hit it & tear up the threads.

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    The ole screwdriver through the filter trick never fails. Just drive it through the filter about a 1/2" from the end and crank that puppy off.

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    Taking mine off the first time was such a PITA with only 4 hrs on the ski. I tried the wrench for 20mins and it seemed like the filter bolt was gonna break, finally i just put on some traction gloves and gripped it and it came right off. 2nd oil change went a lot smoother just using the gloves only. Tape a rag or something around the flange to prevent it from cutting your arm. I took a ton of pictures the first time for some reason lol http://lt1ls1.com/Pics/PWC%20Pics/1.8L%20Oil%20Change/

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