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Old 06-12-2011, 11:58 PM
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good luck...another if needed....
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:04 AM
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Thanx but I don't think that's the same one for my 525.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:53 AM
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Thanx but I don't think that's the same one for my 525.
Your right, it looks different on the 525.....I'm sure someone on OSO has a few extra ones. Anyway good luck with that stuck filter......it's amazing how it could be on that tight. Been there and it is aggravating!
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Not sure if your adapter is the same but on my 502mpi i simply took off the oil lines then unscrewed the center piece from the bottom, Came right off. Chisel was my next option if that didnt work. Will be a little messy but should come right off.
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Take a utility knife and carefully work it under the gasket. If you get half way around the filter it should be enough to break it loose.
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Last year I had to use a 24" pipe wrench with a 3 ft cheater, wrench had to grip the rolled edge or flange of filter to get a somewhat good bite. Is there ANY gap between the filter flange and adapter? If so, I thought that the next time I had problems, I would get thickest shim type stock that would fit between and use it to "injure" the rubber gasket, if it would not budge with normal filter wrench pressure. Haven't tried it yet as my next oil change (rebuilt engines) comes this fall.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:09 AM
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Take a utility knife and carefully work it under the gasket. If you get half way around the filter it should be enough to break it loose.

I used a small hooked pick and I pulled out small pieces of the gasket. It finally gave way.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:36 AM
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First try a quality oil filter removal wrench , if the filter starts to collapse , stop now ! go get a CHAIN wrench and apply it as close to the base as you can and away you go !
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Same trouble on my 525s. Used very large channel lock pliers, just kept crushing and twisting.
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I've had the same problem. The normal oil filter wrench (with the tightening loop) didn't do the job for me...it just kept slipping. Eventually had to turn to an oil filter wrench, crushed the filter a little bit so that the pliers really locked in, climbed into the bilge all contorted so that I could get some leverage and crank on that SOB for about 1/2 hr until it moved. After that I didn't tighten it as far...hand tight after that, with just a little crank from the filter wrench for good measure.
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