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

TeKnodriver Jul 22, 2011

  1. TeKnodriver

    TeKnodriver Biodiesel Purrrr

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    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. aragorn

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

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    Punch a big screw driver thru the filter and twist.
     
  3. TeKnodriver

    TeKnodriver Biodiesel Purrrr

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    I'm liking that approach...
    let's see how it goes
     
  4. griswold

    griswold Member

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    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
     
  5. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    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.
     
  6. TeKnodriver

    TeKnodriver Biodiesel Purrrr

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    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 ;)
     
  7. S4_dan

    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro! VCDS Map User

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    i used to resort to the screwdriver professional technique. Worked everytime with no damage apart from oily hands! lol
     
  8. PAULF

    PAULF Active Member VCDS Map User

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    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:
     

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