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what's the size? i realized that my filter pliers aren't going to work because of the location of hte filter, so i need the socket-type...
 

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i have had tough times using an oil filter wrench just because of the location. i actually had pretty good luck using a round rubber grip commonly used to open canned jars. it doesn't need to be ridiculously tight. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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well, i guess the place that i had do my oil last time put it on way too tight. i couldnt even loosen it a bit with hte pliers, even after getting a semi-decent grip on it.<p>I think i found it though; 86mm, 16 flute. anyone confirm?<p>
 

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the damn cap won't budge. they tightened it down WAY too hard at the place i had it done last. this is ridiculous.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cicada</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the damn cap won't budge. they tightened it down WAY too hard at the place i had it done last. this is ridiculous.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am just now getting over the skinned knuckles from when I just did my oil change.....I had to crank hard to get it loose and when it did pop, I slammed my hand on the front subframe. <p>It's NOT supposed to be that tight.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I am just now getting over the skinned knuckles from when I just did my oil change.....I had to crank hard to get it loose and when it did pop, I slammed my hand on the front subframe. <p>It's NOT supposed to be that tight. </TD></TR></TABLE>i was wearing gloves for this very reason. i have a slip-type filter wrench, and it bent my wrench. My filter pliers didnt work either because of the awkward position and itght space where hte filter cap is located. none of the auto parts stores had the size i was looking for [cap-style for a ratchet].<p>I ended up just giving up and am running on the old filter until, by some miracle of God, i can get the filter cap off to replace it. I'll probably just do another oil change at that time, anyway.<p>I swear those lube shops use a damn air ratchet to tighten these things. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How big is the R's oil filter cap? (Cicada)

Ipd sells the cap type socket to remove the filter. I have always used a simple nylon strap wrench, IIRC the housing says 25 Nm of torque.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cicada</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I swear those lube shops use a damn air ratchet to tighten these things. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Unfortunately in my case it was a dealer! Morons. <p>Order the cap wrench from IPD....worked like a charm!
 

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mine was on so tight i broke a steel cap style wrench, tore apart a strap style wrench, etc.<br>i got a cast aluminum one and had to shim it with duct tape to get a grip on the cap plus having to use a 2' breaker bar.<p>25nm= 18 ft/lbs, barely past hand tight. i want to kill the idiot at the dealer that torqued the cap that much.<br> <br>i used a torque wrench to tighten it back up and almost thought i had set the wrench wrong because of how little torque it was.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SilverS60RNYC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">mine was on so tight i broke a steel cap style wrench, tore apart a strap style wrench, etc.<br>i got a cast aluminum one and had to shim it with duct tape to get a grip on the cap plus having to use a 2' breaker bar.<p>25nm= 18 ft/lbs, barely past hand tight. i want to kill the idiot at the dealer that torqued the cap that much.<br> <br>i used a torque wrench to tighten it back up and almost thought i had set the wrench wrong because of how little torque it was.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>We make one for Volvo service techs and lube shops that is porbably overkill for the average owner, but I can guarantee you won't break it! It's made of 1/4 laser cut steel plate.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.ipdusa.com/Images/categories/maintenancetools/oilfilterwrenchhd.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/ProductsCat.aspx?CategoryID=1850&NodeID=5760&RootID=629" TARGET="_blank">More info on ipd website</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Scott Hart</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">We make one for Volvo service techs and lube shops that is porbably overkill for the average owner, but I can guarantee you won't break it! It's made of 1/4 laser cut steel plate.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.ipdusa.com/Images/categories/maintenancetools/oilfilterwrenchhd.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/ProductsCat.aspx?CategoryID=1850&NodeID=5760&RootID=629" TARGET="_blank">More info on ipd website</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>ha! it would have been cheaper for me to get that in the beginning. my bigger problem after i got the cast al one was that the plastic cap was deforming in the flutes, letting the cap slip inside the wrench<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SilverS60RNYC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>ha! it would have been cheaper for me to get that in the beginning. my bigger problem after i got the cast al one was that the plastic cap was deforming in the flutes, letting the cap slip inside the wrench<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>We found that the frequent useage seen at a dealer by service techs was actually wearing out the aluminum cap style wrench that Volvo sells in as little as 60 days..
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Scott Hart</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">We found that the frequent useage seen at a dealer by service techs was actually wearing out the aluminum cap style wrench that Volvo sells in as little as 60 days.. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>i can imagine that... considering how much it seems they torque the suckers!
 

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Re: How big is the R's oil filter cap? (Wayne T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Wayne T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ipd sells the cap type socket to remove the filter. I have always used a simple nylon strap wrench, IIRC the housing says 25 Nm of torque.</TD></TR></TABLE>ill probably order it from iPD.<p>for me, it was on so tight it bent my strap wrench.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SilverS60RNYC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>i can imagine that... considering how much it seems they torque the suckers!</TD></TR></TABLE>hahaha
 

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Re: How big is the R's oil filter cap? (Cicada)

A few points of advice from a former tech:<p>1. Make sure you have the right tools for the job. If you don't, you'll break the car or yourself.<p>2. When tightening anything oil-related, err slightly to the side of being too tight. It is better for something to be difficult to get off, than for the customer to have all the oil drain out of the car from something being too lose.<p>3. Buy the ipd oil filter tool. Use a 6" extension on your ratchet. This will allow you to use force without fear of slamming your hand into the subframe. <p>4. ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS use a new rubber gasket on the oil filter housing, and a new metal gasket on the drain plug.<p>By the way, even if you tighen the oil filter housing to proper spec, it can still be quite difficult to loosen after 7500 miles. And we've seen tightened-to-spec oil filter housings become loose after a few thousand miles, so it's normal practive to tighten them down pretty good.
 
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