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Old 10-13-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default stupid ****In saturn. oil filter removal emergency

so i came home. was gonna change the oil in the old ladie's car, play ps2 black for a bit, then watch TV. well those plans have gone completely down the tubes.

i can't get the oil filter off and now i've effed it up pretty bad. tried a filter wrench, then resorted to the old screwdriver through the side trick. well, that just mutilated the metal prettty bad. i've run out of ideas and would appreciate some tricks or tips some of you might have.

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Old 10-13-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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just drive it, it doesn't need oil
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:05 PM   #3
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:05 PM   #4
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so i came home. was gonna change the oil in the old ladie's car, play ps2 black for a bit, then watch TV. well those plans have gone completely down the tubes.

i can't get the oil filter off and now i've effed it up pretty bad. tried a filter wrench, then resorted to the old screwdriver through the side trick. well, that just mutilated the metal prettty bad. i've run out of ideas and would appreciate some tricks or tips some of you might have.

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Run a bigger screw driver or whatever thru it. Grab a big ass set of channel locks. Use whatever, its going in the garbage anyway. Vise grips may help as well.

A chisel/screwdriver can be hammered at the edge to help spin it off. Just dont **** up the gasket surface.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:05 PM   #5
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sounds like you may need a chain filter wrench.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:07 PM   #6
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Pics of yer carnage or no help!
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:08 PM   #7
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Burn it off with a torch.


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Old 10-13-2009, 08:08 PM   #8
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righty tighty lefty loosey.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:08 PM   #9
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Hairdryer.

I've been there.

Hairdryer. Get that ****er heated up. Then use the screwdriver.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:09 PM   #10
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I always beat the side of the filter in to get a better grip on it. Use a hammer and dent it.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:09 PM   #11
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haha are you sure you are turning it the right way? those things aren't on there that hard.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:09 PM   #12
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or rag (or 2) over the mangled metal and use your hand
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:10 PM   #13
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Crimp it from the side with channel locks (actually a brand name.) Did you warm it up first? Ya gotta cook it.

leftie loosie rightie tightie. It's lady's
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:11 PM   #14
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righty tighty lefty loosey.
2 minutes?
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:13 PM   #15
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sounds like you may need a chain filter wrench.
yeah, i might pick one up tomorrow after work.


^^^ yeah i've tried a bigger screwdriver but there's not a ton of room to work with and the angles are bad. i can't do the chisel on the base thing because i can't get to it. the axle is right under the filter, less than a thumb width, as i couldn't even get a grip on it.

so the axle is right under the filter, blocking me from the base of the filter. access from above is a joke as well. eff my life
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:14 PM   #16
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yeah, i might pick one up tomorrow after work.


^^^ yeah i've tried a bigger screwdriver but there's not a ton of room to work with and the angles are bad. i can't do the chisel on the base thing because i can't get to it. the axle is right under the filter, less than a thumb width, as i couldn't even get a grip on it.

so the axle is right under the filter, blocking me from the base of the filter. access from above is a joke as well. eff my life
And the hairdryer? Basically the rubber washer on the thing is glued down and holding the filter in place. You heat that up, it lets go.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:16 PM   #17
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haha are you sure you are turning it the right way? those things aren't on there that hard.


haha thnaks for the help guys. i drove it for a minute to move it in the garage, put it on ramps, etc but it wasn't *hot* persay. yeah and i am turning it the right way i put it on on the last change but don't think i got it that tight. well, apparently i did.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:17 PM   #18
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and this is precisely why you pay someone you trust $15 to do this for you.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:20 PM   #19
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^i guess so. i've been changing my own oil for years and never had this problem. the only time i've ever needed a filter wrench was the last time i worked on this car.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:21 PM   #20
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and this is precisely why you pay someone you trust $15 to do this for you.
No.

This is why you:

1) Put a little oil on the rubber washer before tightening the new filter

2) Use the hairdryer if the engine isn't warmed up

3) Man up
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:21 PM   #21
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Hairdryer? Have you tried that yet?
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:21 PM   #22
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^i guess so. i've been changing my own oil for years and never had this problem. the only time i've ever needed a filter wrench was the last time i worked on this car.
Yeah well, now I'm gonna put you in TO because I've said three ****ing times to use a hairdryer and you're not even acknowledging me.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:23 PM   #23
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And the hairdryer? Basically the rubber washer on the thing is glued down and holding the filter in place. You heat that up, it lets go.
He needs heat gun. He's going to get it like 105 degrees F with a hair dryer after 20 minutes. He could start it, for a great video.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:23 PM   #24
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:24 PM   #25
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Yeah well, now I'm gonna put you in TO because I've said three ****ing times to use a hairdryer and you're not even acknowledging me.
okay, okay i'll get to it after i eat something here!!! best idea i've heard today actually, thanks!
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