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Old 11-03-2013, 07:56 AM
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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 the 351 was a lot easier to get to.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:16 AM
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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.



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Old 11-03-2013, 08:20 AM
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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.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:23 AM
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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.
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Old 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



There is a service advisory about the wrench.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:38 AM
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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.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:42 AM
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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.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:52 AM
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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.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:57 AM
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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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Old 11-03-2013, 05:34 PM
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Strap wrenches are the worst!

It is exactly like crushing beer cans, the twist doesn't do it, but if you twist and shove the side in its done.

The best "universals" are the metal band type, and in a rough spot good quality piston ring compressors (the type with a ratcheting mechanism built in) work very well to really grab hold of and turn out oil filters.

The slip over style however are still the best if you can get one for your application. An since there is a seal between that rubber O-ring and the block and that puts tension on the threads, a good solid thump will often help you with the effort.

In similar spots I've used an "impact driver" with a rubber mallet and a slip over wrench and that gets them moving.
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