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Old 12-10-2001, 10:29 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Fram SureGrip oil filter

Wow, it ain't rocket science, but they have a rough rubber grippy edge on the oil filter. Since the EJ25 puts the oil filter somewhere you can't get a wrench on it, this saves you from using a hammer and screwdriver.
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Old 12-11-2001, 12:44 PM   #2
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Get one of the oil filter grabber thingies that has the socket adapter on it. Snap on a socket extender and ratchet, and presto, easy filter changer.
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Old 12-11-2001, 01:16 PM   #3
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If I can't get the oil filter off, I'll either poke a hole in it with a screw driver... Or I'll bend it until it's easier to hold.
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Old 12-11-2001, 09:57 PM   #4
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I use the same filter and it makes oil changes a snap! Add the fumoto valve and there's no excuse not to change your own oil!

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Old 12-12-2001, 07:58 AM   #5
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I use this filter, but my Borla header cooks the rubber stuff and it flakes off when I try to remove the filter..... So I just use a filter wrench to get it off.

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Filter wrench, so that's what you call them.
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Old 03-16-2002, 12:45 PM   #7
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I agree with the SureGrip part.

But I'd stay away from Fram oil filters. My local AutoZone has a selection of oil filters cut up to show the internals. The only brand that uses cardboard end plates for the filter element was Fram. The rest (Delco, "Bosch", Mobil, etc.) all had steel endplates.

To probe further:
Independent oil filter study

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Read this for more information than you want to know about oil filters and the different quality levels.

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