Correct oil filter wrench

Discussion in 'Oil' started by VikingRider, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. VikingRider

    VikingRider Member

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    I have a 75 mm oil filter wrench (presumably standard size) which I tried using on an S&S oil filter (Evo engine), but the wrench is too big for the filter. I thought all V-Twin filters were standard diameter, but evidently not. Any idea what size wrench to use on S&S filters?
     
  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    The O/D might be different between manufacturers. I personally prefer a strap wrench.
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Even better than a strap wrench is a 3 finger oil filter wrench (it actually indents the filter cover at three places) adjusts itself when tightening and does not slip.

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  4. Crazyfrog

    Crazyfrog Active Member

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    Where do I get one of those????
    Never seen one quite like it.
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It's made by Protech but it is found mostly in Australia.

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  6. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    some of the auto parts store have that style.. i use one sort of like it but 2 sided that bites into the filter also for import cars
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Mine, I got from Snap-On tools, it is BluePoint P/N FWA5296...had it for years! :D

    If you use the Drag Specialties heavily chromed, no flute super slippery oil filter, it is the only tool that can get it off the mounting (other than TQ's emergency screwdriver in the side method) just kidding...
     
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  8. Crazyfrog

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    Found this one on Snap on's site:
    FWA62121A
    Looks like it's the same thing, only newer.
    Thanks! That's on my short list.
     
  9. VikingRider

    VikingRider Member

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    Thanks all -

    Have to get one of those!
     
  10. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Ive got one that looks the same as that you can use it with 1/2" or 3/8" square drive
    got it originally to get at an awkward filter on a car but has worked really well on my Harley's
    don't know how i could live without it

    Brian