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help with oil filter...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by cjhill, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. cjhill
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    cjhill hmmmmm interesting.

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    Dear all,

    Have just changed the oil and filter on my 2001 S3, eventually managed to get the oil filter off, but had to drive a screw driver through it to unscrew it...

    As i intend to do this between each service it would be nice if there was a more 'professional' way of getting it off.

    Elsa win says do it back up by hand, which ive done - as tight as i can, and it hasnt fallen off/leaked yet, but i think the garage must have done it uber tight.

    Any suggestions for the future?? the space, as you know is v tight.

    Does anyone know if you can buy the audi tool that does it??

    cheers
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    Just buy a strap/chain wrench. You can get them from most generic motor stores.

    Aaron
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    yeh i thouight of that, should have mentioned it in the first place...

    The chain wrench just cut into it, the thing was so tight it actually bent the whole filter, rubbish.

    perhapse ill try a strap wrench next time.
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    that looks ideal...

    thanks!
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    Did you put a smear of oil on the seal when you put the new one back? Chances are the last person who changed it did'nt hence why it was so tight.
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    I use a strap type oil filter tool with a flexible head on it, like the one below.

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    I find this feature very useful, as I can remove the oil filter from above by reaching in behind the radiator.
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    cjhill hmmmmm interesting.

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    i did put some oil on it. thanks guys, next time ill be more prepared.

    Cheers
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    heh, stokeballoon...

    thats exactly the part i was looking for. thanks.

    chris
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