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Old 06-30-2017, 12:10 PM
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First Oil Change - Nightmare!!!

SO my first oil change on the new boat.

Drained the oil, then went to take off the Oil filter, Very Very tight.

hard to get too , slightly below deck.

I have change oil many times over the years, have own 46 vehicles and 5 boats. I have had some tight filters, a few that where hard to get off, but nothing like this.

First tried by hand, then filter socket, then filter swivel band wrench, strap, 2 types of filter pliers, then the screw driver trick,

After all this, thought i had a great idea, had tear off the filter the body of the filter( already mutilated from the filter pliers), my ideal was to fabricate a 3/4 socket /key that plugged into the filters holes and use a racket to remove....So tight it broken and bent 2 of the keys that I made, also sliced my thumb knuckle almost entirely off!. Was starting to think I was going to have to pull the engine.......

had to use a scope camera to see filter threads

18 hours later, last ideal I was sure would work( well was very hopeful), took a 1 1/2 Hole saw to cut threw the filter to separate the seal from the threads, took seconds, seal fell off, threads unscrewed by hand. I knew it would most likely mess up the oil filter adapter, but it is available on amazon next day.

Never have I ever had a filter do this, It never budged at all...

I miss my DD, Vdrives total PITA to work on:
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:24 PM
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:24 PM
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Good Lord, what a nightmare.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:25 PM
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WOW! I've put the beat down on some oil filters in my day, but that is impressive!
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:27 PM
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I went so far as a screwdriver on my old golf cart (fe290 motor) and that worked like a champ. I don't know what I would have done if that didn't work. Probably would have sliced my hand open and sold the cart...
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:31 PM
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So the small scar I have from trying to connect the oil drain hose back to the hook by HOT exhaust manifold and burning myself pales in comparison.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:48 PM
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soooo thankful it came off!!! Felt like Rocky when he made it to the top of the step.....

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Old 06-30-2017, 02:57 PM
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WOW!! Ive had that happen to be where I had to poke the filter with a screw driver, but nothing that bad. Glad you got it.
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I still cant believe that the "key" did not work, I just dont get that it was on that tight, or how it could hold on with the amount of pressure i was putting on it. I did check to make sure that the"Key" was not getting stuck in the Filter bypass value.

I figured that the threads must have binded on them self and it was locked on. But as soon as i hole sawed it, came off by hand.....Strange.
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:01 PM
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Its righty tighty lefty loosey- not the other way around knucklehead. . I would be furious at the world 15 minutes in. Dealing that for 18 hours would have lead to a full blown breakdown.
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