Screwdriver will work, but like said... LAST resort... There is an oil filter remover called the claw, which is adjustable, it has 3 prongs on it that clamp around the filter and tighten as you try to loosen the filter... I forget where I got it though... gotta think...
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if that doesnt work.. you can try using a piece of sandpaper to grip the filter and then turn it.. if htat still doesnt work try using an oil filter wrench.. there are a few kinds.. one where the tips are semi circles and grip on the filter, theres the kind that attach to a 3/8" ratchet.. as you turn it to loosen the tips close and grip ... theres the normal oil filter wrenches, if all else fails.. jab a screwdriver thru it and turn...
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Re: Tips for taking off stuck oil filter (GSRaCeRbOI)
My last oil change I used all the normal methods, then I used the screwdriver and the filter casing ripped. I ended up putting 5 holes in it before it was loose enough to turn by hand(punch, turn about 1/32 of a turn and the hole was too deformed to use, repeat).
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Re: Tips for taking off stuck oil filter (Jackson)
lol yes the leather belt!!
As much as I hated to punch a screwdriver through my oil filter, I had to do it today. The weird thing is that I only screwed my filter on hand tight(because ever since I switched filter brands, my filter wrench doens't fit anymore) and even though I tightened the filter hand tight, for some reason my hand wasn't able to get it out. So it does happen and the screwdriver was my last resort, because I couldn't drive my car to get a oil filter wrench that fit. HTH
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make sure when replacing it to put a little oil around the rubber seal on the end of the filter, this will also help in getting it off again, as it stops the rubber from sticking/melting to the hot engine
EDIT\\\okay no doubt the above link is DOA. So, go to snap-on and get the adjustable oil filter wrench. As you tighten, it tightens against the filter. It wouldn't have worked on the last filter I had to stab (I ended up bending two screwdrivers on this beauty) but it should do the trick for other ones....
A big pair of channel lock pliers will do the job.
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This is my first resort if I cant get the oil filter off with a good grip. This only happens after the dealer puts the oil filter in though. Those hand wrenches have never worked for me because I have a hard time putting it on the rachet. A hole in the old oil filter isn't a big deal anyways. You will end up throwing it away anyways. JMO
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