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Old 12-14-2010, 11:11 PM
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By far the most stuck spin on filter I have ever encountered. Ended up crushing it in the vise and twisting it off the mount in pieces. Apparently the last guy who did this job thought so too; the other side was much newer, and a different brand filter.
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Your supposed to put a thin layer of oil on the ring not lock tight! lol
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Your supposed to put a thin layer of oil on the ring not lock tight! lol
I should have clarified... I was NOT the one who did this job last, this is my first service since I've owned the boat.

Trust me, oil went on with the new ones!
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yes, and my truck punishes me also.
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It tried that once but I fought back...Glad you got it off.
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"Ever feel like your boat is punishing you for trying to maintain it?"

Every time! There's a thread on some boaters switching to OBs because they are sick of getting their asses kick working in the bilge. I always tweak my lower back and bust a knee cap just about every time I'm down there. Damn boat has NO RESPECT! hmmmm, I think I just came up with name for my boat!
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"Ever feel like your boat is punishing you for trying to maintain it?"

Every time! There's a thread on some boaters switching to OBs because they are sick of getting their asses kick working in the bilge. I always tweak my lower back and bust a knee cap just about every time I'm down there. Damn boat has NO RESPECT! hmmmm, I think I just came up with name for my boat!
Next boat outboards for sure, I'm done climbing around a bilge.
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This was tonight's adventure...



By far the most stuck spin on filter I have ever encountered. Ended up crushing it in the vise and twisting it off the mount in pieces. Apparently the last guy who did this job thought so too; the other side was much newer, and a different brand filter.
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RT, I feel your pain. This summer I found what turned out to be an oil pan bolt in the bilge.

Several hours of standing on my head trying to finger each bolt to see which was missing--later; it was the one closest to the transom assembly. Effn-duh! I should have just started there. Fortunately I was able to crawl up in the gunwale and get to it with the ratchet/extension without a whole lot of trouble.

Speaking of filters, that's the one thing I hate about the Napa Wix filters; they have stickers on them and not silkscreen ink. I need to just pull the stickers off before I install them next time. The stickers always spin in the filter wrench.

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By far the most stuck spin on filter I have ever encountered. Ended up crushing it in the vise and twisting it off the mount in pieces. Apparently the last guy who did this job thought so too; the other side was much newer, and a different brand filter.
Yep. That looks familiar. Oil on the ring and all, sometimes they just don't want to cooperate.
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