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Old 01-23-2012, 12:34 PM
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i have a 2002 camry v6, and my old oil filter wrench wore out . can antone tell the size
of this wrench
 
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:56 PM
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buy one that looks like a three prong spider. best wrenches ever. cap style ones ain't worth a flip. they slide and spread.

something like this:
OTC 4568 3-Prong Self-Adjusting Oil Filter Remover, 2-5/8" to 4-7/8"
 
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:20 PM
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thanks man , i'll get one
 
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:37 PM
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that's a perfect size... awesome!!

Thanks a lot!
 
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:02 AM
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this is the cranker, got the three prong wrench, its to hard to get on my 2002 camry
v6. a person needs two hands to get it to stay on the oil filter. i wouldn't recommend
for my year and engine
 
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by cranker View Post
this is the cranker, got the three prong wrench, its to hard to get on my 2002 camry
v6. a person needs two hands to get it to stay on the oil filter. i wouldn't recommend
for my year and engine
actually, no. I know exactly what you talk about. I can tighten that wrench on a filter with same hand that holds the wrench. takes some finesse in how you apply the wrench. can't help, have done it many times before on all kinds of cars.
also, proper body positioning underneath the car plays major role here.
no disrespect - I have a living example working with me. mt resident will scratch his left ear reaching behind his head with his right hand. he has no concept of how position himself, or approach something, to make it easier to accomplish task. I guess it's a gift that some have, and some don't.
oh, and by the way. you can place wide rubber band over the prongs, to keep some tension on them when they wrap around the filter. as soon as they do, simple force of friction drives them tighter into the filter, as you turn the wrench.
 
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