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Old 01-21-2013, 09:43 AM
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Stuck Filter

Hey guys, Its come time to change my coolant filter and i had oiled it but my uncle tightened it for me to make sure "it wouldn't fall off" but now its stuck.. i have had neighbors try, i tried, i tried an oil filter wrench thing, i stabbed a screw driver into it, all sorts of things.. any one have any suggestions for getting it off... this is kind of my last resort!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:55 AM
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Those filters are a major PITA to get off. I usually have to take my filter head off and put the filter in a vice and turn the filter head with a pipe wrench or whatever else I can find.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:04 AM
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Huh! I had exactly the same problem this weekend. Thought I was a real dumb a$$ for tightening it too tight but i guess it's a common problem. who would've known
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:08 AM
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bench vice works great. put the clamps of the vice on the actual filter at the top of it right before it mates to the head and it will pull the filter away from the head. works great had to do the same to mine
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Yeah... thinking 'outside the box', can you simply remove the entire filter system (I know mine came out real easy) and then do what sprksonu says and clamo a vice on it and then spin the head off?
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:49 PM
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i found a giant set of pliers laying around and just crushed the snot out of the filter and spun it off... good to know i'm not some kind of moron.. lol i thought i was nuts or something.. well.. i oiled the gasket thing real well this time.. maybe easier next time to take off?
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:08 PM
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Nope it will still be tight.. I lube the heck out of mine and only tighten it hand tight... Still need to crush it with oil filter pliers to get the thing off.. What a pain..
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Re: Stuck Filter

It takes very little pressure to seat the coolant filter. Don't forget to relieve the degass bottle prior to removal.

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