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Old 04-14-2003, 10:33 PM
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By the way, I used to be a bolt breaking thread stripping idiot. Now Im just an idiot. I have found that I can work on damn near anything with nothing more than an 1/8th" ratchet. I even choke up on it now and never do I have a problem with things getting loose. Yes, I have a large and small torque wrench. But alot of things dont have torque specs. No more Heli coils for me. I think most people who wrench in the garage tend to overtighten things like oil drain plugs, filters, etc. for fear of them coming loose.
 
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Old 04-14-2003, 11:45 PM
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Righty-tighty;
Left-loosey.


I had to argue with my girlfriend for half an hour that doesn't mean anything, if you're not looking at it from the front. I still don't think she believes me. She stood there and watched me trying to break a bolt loose and wouldn not believe that I was going the right direction.
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O.K. guys.........give me a little break.....I am going the right direction.....oh make that the left direction......


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If you haven't gotten it off yet, try a large pair of Channel-locks and grip it by the base flange.
If you do go with a strap wrench and it slips, the rubber idea is good but sandpaper works too. A chain type will surely crush the filter can.
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The sheet metal screw trick sounds good. Should give the best traction without deformation.
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Old 04-15-2003, 09:28 AM
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I had the same problem. I used a metal strap type wrench that had dimples on the inside for grip right at the base of the filter where there is a little more meat to keep it from crushing, then used a piece of 1 inch dia. galvanized pipe as a breaker bar over the handle of the wrench. The breaker bar was about 18 inches long. It just worked. I bent the crap out of the wrench, and filter but it did come off. I had tried every thing else with no luck.
 
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Put that band wrench back on it, and use some sheet metal screws. Feel free to use 6 or 8 screws if need be.

The screwdriver as a drift around the base is a good idea...

The ole trick of hammering a screwdriver through and turning won't get this one off.. You'll just tear things up worse.

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Hey WHITE-DIAMONDS, what's the status of this after all these suggestions? I am interested, as I'm sure others are to as to the progress!
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Hey WHITE-DIAMONDS, what's the status of this after all these suggestions? I am interested, as I'm sure others are to as to the progress!

I'm jump'n back in there tonight...............I'll let you all know. I've got an array of weapons to use, thanks to you guys!!!!

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Well...........the strap wrench finally did it, it took awhile along with placing some rubber strips inside to give it a better grip and keep from slipping, but finally got em' off!!!


Thanks to all with some excellent advise!

And no thanks to you all that thought I was turning the filter in the wrong direction!



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