1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Oil Filter won't come off... what to do?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by TeKnodriver, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. TeKnodriver

    TeKnodriver Biodiesel Purrrr

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    2
    As the title really...
    all i'm doing is crushing the thing -
    borrowed a GSF Laser tools wrench off a mate and I'm just bending it

    any ideas?
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
    Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    17,764
    Likes Received:
    673
    Punch a big screw driver thru the filter and twist.
     
  4. TeKnodriver

    TeKnodriver Biodiesel Purrrr

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    2
    I'm liking that approach...
    let's see how it goes
     
  5. griswold

    griswold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    5
    be careful I tried that and made it worse a friend had one of those metal strap tools with lots of small teeth all the way round that gripped it well but in all the pulling broke the seal on the oil cooler so when finished it was leaking from under that make sure you check that for leaks
     
  6. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,876
    Likes Received:
    226
    Set of big grips from the top should do it if not aragorn's suggestion should do it fine. Or even a oil filter claw with a 3/8' drive.
     
  7. TeKnodriver

    TeKnodriver Biodiesel Purrrr

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    2
    got there in the end - after a cup of tea whilst muttering "one last try , it has to work"...

    nice one for mentioning the oil cooler seal leaks - had one on an AHU engine and it's a pain to get that O-ring in!

    hope having a cup of tea instead of getting the hammer out will mean no leaks ;)
     
  8. S4_dan

    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro!
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    2,657
    Likes Received:
    155
    i used to resort to the screwdriver professional technique. Worked everytime with no damage apart from oily hands! lol
     
  9. PAULF

    PAULF Active Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    712
    Likes Received:
    66
    I wrap 1.5mm twin and earth flex clockwise around them a couple of times, then pull, like starting a mower.
    Never failed me - of course, the V6 TDi doesn't have that issue :moa:
     

Share This Page