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Old 10-05-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
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Oil filter 0 and Steven 1!! Steven wins~

So i did my first oil change today... it is just i never did oil change...
and my oil change is like 2 hour long...

first i have to beat the drain plug that was tighten up by air tools...
then i have to get the monster oil filter off...

and 2 hours later, oil filter is terminated!!

and you guys have to see its loser face!!





























well guys... this is my day...
and i am piss... because a shop do oil change and make oil filter so tight that I can break it before i can even try to break it loose


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My mom's truck was the same way when we tried to change her oil for the first time. I had a filter tool to help and that stupid thing was on there so tight that 3 people couldn't undo it.... we ended up having to take it to a place and get them to take it off which they said they had to use some special tool or something b/c it was on so tight...

they did us a favor and didn't put the next one on so tight so that we could do the rest ourselves... haha

but damn.. I've never seen that happen to a filter.. combo of a cheap filter + stupid tightening?
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Holy shit dude, go to a tool store and get a oil filter remoal tool lol. It looks like a giant claw and will get even the tightest screwed on oil filters off in a snap. At least you got it off though, job well done



The good news though is that now that you're doing the oil changes, you will know what to expect lol

edit: after looking at the pics it almost looks like you used one of those tools
i did use something like that...
but without the long teeth like those...
and still took me an hour...
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My mom's truck was the same way when we tried to change her oil for the first time. I had a filter tool to help and that stupid thing was on there so tight that 3 people couldn't undo it.... we ended up having to take it to a place and get them to take it off which they said they had to use some special tool or something b/c it was on so tight...

they did us a favor and didn't put the next one on so tight so that we could do the rest ourselves... haha

but damn.. I've never seen that happen to a filter.. combo of a cheap filter + stupid tightening?
LOL... cheap filter and stupid monster tightening...
stupid mechanic shop...
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Nobody I ever heard of puts the drain plug back on with an air tool.....there's too big a risk of breaking something, or stripping out the pan.

But mechanics do put drain plugs back on tight.....for obvious reasons. Use a 6-point socket and a breaker bar, and you won't have any problems.

The filter is supposed to go on hand tight plus about 3/4 of a turn with a filter wrench.
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Old 10-05-2008, 04:58 PM   #6
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heh valvoline oil filter. I work at a valvoline, this is what half of the filters look like coming off when people don't put oil on the gasket prior to intsallation
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I hate it when Hercules installs the oil filter. A good last ditch metal is to pop a screwdriver through it and and take it off. Rubber gloves also help too in getting a good grip on it.
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heh valvoline oil filter. I work at a valvoline, this is what half of the filters look like coming off when people don't put oil on the gasket prior to intsallation
i dono if the auto repair shop did put the oil on it or not...
but... i did it right with my motocraft...
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I hate it when Hercules installs the oil filter. A good last ditch metal is to pop a screwdriver through it and and take it off. Rubber gloves also help too in getting a good grip on it.
screwdriver... i was about to do it... but got some luck and didn't need to pull that A's out!!
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haha i've had this problem before, it sucks!

as for the tool i use, its this:


you put a socket wrench on the bottom and it twists right off, they're available at AutoZone for a few dollars
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