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Offline pennpeel

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oil filter removal
« on: February 26, 2020, 07:35:16 PM »
I'm biting the bullet and doing some service work to the Tiger, Got the oil and filter. but I don't have a oil filter removal tool, I see Muddy Sump has a purpose made socket like piece.

But I was wondering about getting a universal type tool like a strap or chain.  I've had a look and it does look a little tight on room to get a strap or chain tool in.

 I plan also to work on the car so don't want to have to buy to different tools if I can help it. Anyone else used a strap or chain remover on their Tiger?

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Re: oil filter removal
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 07:51:38 PM »
In my experience, it's best to use a cup wrench especially as these are relatively cheap. To some extent, the difficulty of getting the filter off will depend on who replaced the last one with some garages tending to screw them on very tight! I've certainly had difficulties on cars with strap or chain wrenches trying to remove tight filters.
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Re: oil filter removal
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 07:53:15 PM »
I have  several, one for each vehicle. Right tool for the job.

Before anything else try cleaning the filter with some degreaser, then when clean and dry try using your hands and twist off. You may be surprised .
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Re: oil filter removal
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 08:26:17 PM »
I've heard tell if you get stuck......  but never done it myself  :017: :001:

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Re: oil filter removal
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 08:44:39 PM »
Plus one on the above hammer and screwdriver method!  I try and buy a filter with a built in protrusion on the end to take a socket which usually but not always works unless the filter has been put on too tight.

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Re: oil filter removal
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2020, 09:01:20 PM »
Thankyou everyone that replied I think i'll go down the proper tool for the job route.  I've heard of the screwdriver and hammer method but I don't like the idea of slipping and gouging something or other.

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Re: oil filter removal
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2020, 11:32:22 PM »
If you araldite a spare nut onto the replacement filter before fitting it, removal when the time comes is as simple as finding the right size spanner.
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Re: oil filter removal
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2020, 06:47:35 AM »
Plus two with the hammer and screwdriver which is definitely the worst way of doing it! The new filter needs to be tightened up to 10 Nm which is another reason for using a cup wrench but, for me, this equates to
screwing it on as tight as you can by hand!.
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