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Old 09-May-2005, 09:07 PM
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Tight oil filter! need help

I was doin an oil change, cause my motor had the check engine lite n w/e....so then i drain all the oil, n my oil filter wont come off....its bein a bitch....n i cant drive my car cause its got no oil, i tried everythin, I've bought like 3-4 oil filter wrenchs, i tried pryin it off w/a screw driver n nothin works....it was Ken from KSRD who did my oil change, n tightened the filter tat much.....i even put sand paper on my hand, n tried to twist it w/my hand...n i got such limited space w/my b16a2 in my 1.6EL
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Old 09-May-2005, 09:10 PM
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Get the filter wrench that fits on the end of a socket wrench, it shoud come off with that. Or you can try stabbing a screwdriver threw the middle of the filter and try to turn it.
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Old 09-May-2005, 09:49 PM
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how do i find out wat size the filter is? n those sockets seems so flimsy....i'm not sure bout makin a hole in it, i made a dent in it already n i mite need to drive it to a nearby shop to rip it off
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drive an old screwdriver right through it with a hammer. then twist. just like thrill over here said
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Old 09-May-2005, 10:11 PM
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yup screwdriver through the middle and hit it with ur palm to get it to start turning.
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Old 09-May-2005, 10:23 PM
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wusses!!!! u need vice grip hands like me
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Old 09-May-2005, 10:38 PM
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best thing i found not including the screw driver deal(which souds pretty fun) is getting those rubber grip things from crappy tire.... i think they are called BOA's..... they work well for many things
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Old 10-May-2005, 09:02 AM
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For a honda u need those filter wrenches. Like a medium 1 that isn't too big. If u have a pair of big chanerlocks u can use that too. Can't spell haha. People that do oil change don't put oil on the rings of the filter so when u take it off next time it is hard. U said u can't drive the car. Just dump the oil in and find a shop to just change your filter if u can't do it yourself. At least u can drive it if the filter isn't damage.
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Old 10-May-2005, 09:17 AM
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why don't you just put the screwdriver throught it and turn it to take it off seeing as all these people have suggested it and tried it and they know it works. dont' pay a shop to do something you can do yourself... especially if you've gone this far
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Oil filter wrench else screw driver method.
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Old 10-May-2005, 12:13 PM
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the screw driver idea is very good and works good, but if you are scared to do that, try a monkey wrench if you can get it back there. That is what i used on my buddy's rsx when the ****ing acura dealership tightened the **** out of it.
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I use the cheappy 5 for a $1 rubber dish washing gloves lol Works like a charm for me. Good for jar caps and oil filters!
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Yeah, rubber goves or a thick elastic band should do it.
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dont u just hate when u take the oil filter off and all the oil runs down your arm?
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shouldnt run down your arm if you do it right
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i find the best thing for honda filters is a pair of channel locks i find them to be way better than those filter wrenchs i dont know why but thats just how it is
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Old 11-May-2005, 08:25 AM
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Originally posted by civicnation
shouldnt run down your arm if you do it right
well then i dunno what im doing wrong, but it does it very occasionally on my car, i empty all the oil, take off the filter, put on new filter, put oil back in car...
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yer just a weakling, use your hand
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Old 11-May-2005, 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by kIeRaN
dont u just hate when u take the oil filter off and all the oil runs down your arm?
lol yes I do hate that, I also hate removing my oil drain plug right before the oil comes out. One time it gushed out, the oil was a bit to warm and hit my hand and I dropped the plug in my catch basin lol
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Oh forgot to add that I use those BOA rubber things from CT as well works well, just hard to fit in tight places sometimes.
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