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So in an attempt to save $30 by purchasing the so called OEM oil filter cap wrench off ebay instead of the one sold by IPD this is what happens.. so DO NOT purchase the piece of crap poor quality oil filter cap off ebay.<p>how it first looked...<br><IMG SRC="http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff47/acpenny1c/0804090301.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>after a few attempts using it to take off the filter housing...<br><IMG SRC="http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff47/acpenny1c/0804090301a.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>It also seemed like the perfect fit but it was slipping as I was trying to loosen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Since I had already drained the oil, I was forced to pour in new oil without changing the filter. Will it be a problem if I wait until the next oil change to put in a new filter??<p>lesson learned, hope IPD's doesn't fail me.
 

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Re: (SHIFT_S60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SHIFT_S60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I usually just use my hands to unscrew the filter casing, did you try doing that?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Most of the time is much to tight to do it like that.<p>I got the one from ipd, and I'm very happy. I got it in the kit with 3 filters or something like that, and it was pretty cheap, under $30.
 

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Re: (cmurphy2266)

Epoxy. Just drill a few holes through and mix it up. Add together. Most aircraft are held together by the stuff, your wrench will work after, maybe forever. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (SHIFT_S60R)

Be a man, use your hands <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I have Ebay Filter Wrench and no problems at all.
 

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I use a strap filter wrench after a whole day of trial and error and trips back to kragen. The strap is perfect for getting in at the right angle.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s140s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have Ebay Filter Wrench and no problems at all. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I also have an ebay filter wrench. It is made of fairly thick aluminum and has worked flawlessly except the very first time I tried to use it. The previous owner or whoever he had change his oil had put the filter cover on WAY too tight and the filter wrench slipped as the OP described. <p>I lined the inside of the filter wrench with painter's tape, jammed it on the filter cover and it came off. After that I've been careful to not overly tighten it.<p>Cheers,<p>Jeff
 

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I was going to change oil in new to me R today and thought I going to "use my hand". But I don't know how tight it was put on last time, so I guess I have to buy a wrench.<br>I see several cap wrenches and strap wrenches on AutoZone's website..Is anyone use a wrench from Autozone and which one? Cap filters go by diameter in mm and marked alphabetically (A, B, C, D etc). <br>Any +/- cap vs. strap?<p>Thanks<p><br>
 

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Re: Oil Change FAIL! (The S60R Dream)

Maybe yours was damageed by preves owner taking to jeffy lub
 

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It's not just how it was tightened down, things get sticky in there. My oil filters are always way harder to get off even though I put them in hand tight and lube everything with oil.
 

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Chuck Norris got his off by weaving his own strap wrench out of his knuckle hair. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>The S60R Dream</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Since I had already drained the oil, I was forced to pour in new oil without changing the filter. Will it be a problem if I wait until the next oil change to put in a new filter??</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I'd change my filter and <i>not</i> oil before changing oil and <i>not</i> filter...<p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Papa_Kirlo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is anyone use a wrench from Autozone and which one? Cap filters go by diameter in mm and marked alphabetically (A, B, C, D etc). <br>Any +/- cap vs. strap?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>It also has to do with the number of sides. Ours is something weird...
 

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I got the heavy-duty IPD filter socket thing, and I'm glad I did. First time I changed my oil, I had to use a very long breaker bar and lots of arm strength to loosen the filter housing. Significantly more force was needed than to loosen properly torqued 102lbft wheel nuts. No way in hell anyone could have loosened it by hand.
 

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Pressure and time, my favorite trick is to grab the filter and with as much force and pressure twist and hold as long as possible, after you think you can't possibly hold it any longer it will turn. Another option is you can make a strap wrench out of just about any piece of fabric and a screwdriver, I had a similar issue with my jeep. Tried both, but eventually I got it off by hand. Then I found the filter wrench. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dave_n_ruth</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Chuck Norris got his off by weaving his own strap wrench out of his knuckle hair. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>LOL that is funny and grose at the same time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dave_n_ruth</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Pressure and time, my favorite trick is to grab the filter and with as much force and pressure twist and hold as long as possible, after you think you can't possibly hold it any longer it will turn. </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by petew at 8:01 PM 8-7-2009</i>
 

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Re: Oil Change FAIL! (petew)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>petew</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>seriously, if you can't remove the filter cover with your bare hand then you are putting it on way too tightly.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's my point. The indy who USED to change my oil must have put it on with 150+ lbft of torque, because it took at least that much effort to remove it with the IPD HD tool.<p>Now that I hand tighten in myself, I can hand loosen it too, of course.
 

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Mine is 25nm, which is more than hand tight, but not much more. The IPD heavy duty filter tool rocks.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>adykes</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mine is 25nm, which is more than hand tight, but not much more. The IPD heavy duty filter tool rocks.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I also put my at 12-18ft lbs, never had a problem
 
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