Tools Tools to help remove stuck oil filter

Discussion in 'Tools & Equipment' started by SpeedyGee, Tuesday 6th May, 2014.

  1. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Someone has come to me with a stuck oil filter on an Avensis.

    I've spent about half an hour on it and I can tell you that it is well stuck.

    I've only got a chain type oil filter removal tool, this hasn't managed to budge it.

    What techniques or tools can people suggest to get this darn thing off ?

    Any suggested tools need to purchaseable locally as we need to get this thing off ASAP.

    I've come across this tool, which looks like it is potentially as you can get a breaker bar on it.

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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Not tried either, but the first one looks more promising.
    It will tighten on itself as you turn it, plus, as you said, you can get some decent leverage with a bar.
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Trouble with the first one I can't think where I would get one locally. The second one is from Halfords.
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Good find, thanks @Nels :Thumbup:

    Let's see what others have to say, Halfords is closer, Machine Mart is about 5 miles away from my house.
     
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  7. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    The strap type are pretty good, especially if room is tight, my personal favourite is one of these Sealey MS004 Oil Filter Claw Wrench 43-102mm | eBay as long as they go small enough, I discovered during my service that my trusty tool is too big for the Honda filter.
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    My pleasure :Hey:
    I'm keen to hear how others have got on.
    Real bugger when they're stuck :Rant:
     
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  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Hopefully it's not been cross threaded, just on damn tight !
     
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    Not car related but I have needed a strap wrench with a 3 foot bar on to remove a filter on a coach in the past, the language was not pleasant that day.
     
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  11. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Seen those, but thought a bit much for a punt.
    Look nice and strong and also tighten up as they turn. :Smile:
    Good to know they work well.
     
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  12. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Good job the person that put it on wasn't about then :Baseballbat:
     
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  13. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    That claw one is available form Halfords.

    Why is too big for the Honda filter @Phil1978 ? The range states 65-120mm sized filters.
     
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  14. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I've had mine for years, use it mainly on the larger filters fitted to buses, can't remember the size of mine but it won't quite go small enough, luckily I also have the strap type.
     
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  15. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Oh I see OK. So if I get the Halfords 65mm-120mm one that should do the trick.

    So currently the attractive options are :-
    1) Claw type one like Phil pointed out from Halfords
    2) Or cloth strap one like Nels found at Machine Mart.

    Keep the advise rolling in guys, I won;t be getting one until after I finished work at 5pm today, there maybe other alternatives worth considering.
     
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  16. AndyB1976 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Can you get the handle of the Arcan over the handle of the chain wrench?
     
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  17. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    No, there's barely any space at all, the filter is at the front of the engine facing down and not too far away from the radiator fans.

    All the chain wrench is doing is denting the filter.
     
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