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Really stupid question re: oilfilter.

cathalferris Aug 6, 2006

  1. cathalferris

    cathalferris A bit slow!!!!

    Try as I might yesterday and today, I cannot unscrew the black cap from the oilfilter housing on my pd-100 tdi engine. I've tried some belt wrenches, but there isn't any grip.

    I'm fairly sure that I'm not doing anything stupid, but just in case, I am correct in unscrewing the black cap with a clockwise arrow and 25Nm written on it to access the oilfilter?

    I know there is a specialist tool (http://shop.metalnerd.com/index.cgi MN341700 Specialty Socket for Oil Filters & Filter Caps) but I was wondering if there was any other way to get this cap off?

    It's driving me mad! Whoever was last at it must have welded it on.

  2. james0808

    james0808 Active Member

    Mine was really tight too,just got some big grips on it in the end.Good Luck.
  3. dummi

    dummi smoking a6

    for stuborn filter i use the chain wrench to bite into it to get a secure grip it works

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