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Oil Filter Seized on

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Old 07-08-2017, 12:27 PM
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Default Oil Filter Seized on

My last oil change was about 9 months ago and 4k miles ago.

I have an oil filter that is seized on.

To remove it, the only type of oil filter wrench I can use is a cap type which needs a 12" socket extension.

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due to the exhaust manifold, coolant hose, and alternator blocking other style oil filter wrenches, eg strap wrench, from working.

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I stripped my last plastic oil filter wrench cap, so I have been using a metal oil filter wrench cap, which is rounding out at the socket extension connection and on the oil filter interface.

Using an impact drill or socket wrench with a breaker/cheater bar don't loosen the wrench.

Although I can reach the filter, I'm not strong enough to loosen it by hand.

Any suggestions on getting the oil filter off?

thanks!
 
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:44 PM
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I'm using a Toyota/OEM oil filter. It has 14 flutes, the same as the oil filter wrench cap, but it's not a perfect fit.

The oil filter wrench cap is a Pennzoil #19908 with 65/67 mm and 14 flutes, which O'Reilly auto says is the correct size. They don't have any other sizes even close.

Any idea which oil filter cap is the right one?
 
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:45 PM
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Review oil filter removal tools at the link below:

https://www.google.com/search?q=oil+...iw=820&bih=483

You want one that slides over the filter and when rotated with an extension uses a cam action to pinch the filter. These removal tools can be used with an length extension that extends out normal to the filter.
 
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:10 AM
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Default Thanks! Is there a particular brand/model you recommend?

Thanks! Is there a particular brand/model you recommend?
 
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:46 PM
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No. Go to an auto parts or tool store and tell the clerk what you are looking for. Bring in the new filter.

Below are examples of what you are looking for.

GearWrench 3149 - Filter Wrench | O'Reilly Auto Parts

Lisle 60200 - Strap Wrench | O'Reilly Auto Parts

It is also possible to make a wrench from an old belt.

Lisle 63500 - Filter Wrench | O'Reilly Auto Parts
 
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:59 AM
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thanks
 
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