Stuck Oil Filter

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by franka, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. franka

    franka Active Member

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    Anyone have any tricks on removing an oil filter thats on so tight the wrench just continues to slip around the filter as pressure is applied?
     
  2. The4opps1

    The4opps1 Junior Member

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    Try to add some friction material between the filter and the wrench. Wrapping electrical tape "backwards" around the filter wrench loop, that is with the sticky side out, will enable you to get a grip on the filter. Hope this helps...
     
  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Put a small (use Sharp punch or phillips screwdriver) Hole in Bottom outside End edge of oil filter... Just To Drain the oil out..

    Then take a "sharp" Long Phillips Screwdriver an Tap it thru both sides, close to end of the filter making it a "turning device" like a "T" handle....

    should work...

    signed....BUBBIE:D
     
  4. softailhog

    softailhog Active Member

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  5. BOBFLHTC

    BOBFLHTC Active Member

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    What type of wrench are you using ? There is the type with a loop and handle that fits around the filter and then there is the type that fits over the end of the filter and you use a rachet to remove the filter. I had to use the later on Sat. Good luck - Bob
     
  6. hntwrobin

    hntwrobin Active Member

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    a strap wrench for a 1/2" drive ratchet will normally get a stuck filter off
     
  7. rick1062

    rick1062 Active Member

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    The strap wrenches work AWESOME!!
    :s
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Ive got a 3 legged filter wrench that fits over the end of the filter can use a 1/2" or a 3/8" square drive the more pressure that is applied to it the tighter the grip gets have once or twice put three large dents in the filter because it was so tight but always works

    Brian
     
  9. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Sounds like the last person who put it on probably used the wrench to tighten it.
     
  10. stefdustin

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    I had to run a screwdriver through my filter that was put on by local HD store. Put them on hand tight with a little lube on the seal. For the past 2 years I have been using the chrome filters you can get from V-Twin. They have a hex head on the end so you just take a 5/8 socket, long extension, and your ratchet and screw them right off. It really simplifys and speeds up the procedure.