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zsqure 11-03-2013 07:56 AM

Remove oil filter.
 
I am having a heck of a time removing my oil filter. It won't budge and I have begun to collapse the tin housing. I'm using a rubber strap wrench. I have the LTR 330 http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/03/e9ehuzy7.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/03/a3ady5u9.jpg the 351 was a lot easier to get to.

jgraham37128 11-03-2013 08:16 AM

Oil Filter
 
From the looks of the picture, you're going the wrong way. The collapse is on the left side of the filter and the pressure should be on the right side? Unless you had the wrench in a funky way. Just like your other boat it should be very easy to get off. Now it maybe very tight so you may have to apply a little more pressure to get it loose.

You should be pushing the wrench toward the rear of the boat.



Hope this helps.

zsqure 11-03-2013 08:20 AM

I thought it was righty tighty lefty loosey. I am pushing it away, turning it to the left. It's not left hand thread is it?
Ok will try it the other way, WTH cant hurt.

clrussell 11-03-2013 08:23 AM

It should be normal threads, I've never seen a reverse thread oil filter. Move closer to the base of the filter if you can. They are a lot stronger in that area.

CantRepeat 11-03-2013 08:25 AM

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I use one of these bottom filter wrenches. I have to tap it on with a hammer. Your current filter must have correct bottom to use this tool

http://www.grainger.com/images/produ...1EKH6_AS01.JPG

There is a service advisory about the wrench.

zsqure 11-03-2013 08:38 AM

Remove oil filter.
 
Ok I got it what a PITA. I was turning the correct way, what a booger to get off. I will have to invest in a different wrench for the next filter change.
Than you for the help.

jgraham37128 11-03-2013 08:42 AM

Great, they are not the easiest thing to get to!

I tighten mine by hand and now remove it by hand. I've never had a problem with one coming loose. Sometimes I have to put a wrench on it to get it off, but most of the time I can loosen it by hand.

CantRepeat 11-03-2013 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by zsqure (Post 989301)
Ok I got it what a PITA. I was turning the correct way, what a booger to get off. I will have to invest in a different wrench for the next filter change.
Than you for the help.

Awesome, glad you got it off.

Don't forget to make sure that the old rubber gasket came off as well. Sometimes they stick to the bottom of the engine and make it a pain to get the new filter on and when you do they leak!

thatsmrmastercraft 11-03-2013 08:52 AM

Don't forget to lube the o-ring on the filter with a little oil before installation. It will be much easier to remove in the future.

mikeg205 11-03-2013 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by jgraham37128 (Post 989302)
Great, they are not the easiest thing to get to!

I tighten mine by hand and now remove it by hand. I've never had a problem with one coming loose. Sometimes I have to put a wrench on it to get it off, but most of the time I can loosen it by hand.

I'm with you. I always hate changing filter when someone over tightens. I only hand tighten as well. Still always need tool to remove.


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