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  1. gtxdude

    gtxdude Well-Known Member

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    My neighbor found this in his car and wondered if I knew what it was for. I did not, thought I would post it and see if anyone knew. plyers.jpg
     
  2. Streetsboro Rick

    Streetsboro Rick Well-Known Member

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    Cheap oil filter wrench
     
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    • S'cuder

      S'cuder FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Oil filter wrench.
       
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      • Heywodja

        Heywodja The Heartbeat Stops Here. FABO Gold Member

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        If it flew out from the undercarriage and poked a hole in the oil pan, it could be the most expensive oil filter pliers in the world
         
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        • MoparMike1974

          MoparMike1974 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          They work good in tight places. Only good for removing since they usually damage the filter.
           
        • diymirage

          diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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          fixed it for ya
           
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          • pishta

            pishta I know I'm right....

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            easier to use than a stupid can or strap wrench to take the filter off. More leverage too. Filter destroyer....
             
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            • S'cuder

              S'cuder FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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              They work good in tight places. Only good for removing since you never want to go more then fingertight on a filter .
              3/4 to 1 full turn after gasket contacts base, even if that means using a filter wrench. Not a filter destroyer wrench, obviously. Some filters even have an illustration on the side, and handy numbered reference points every 90°.
              Around 1990, I had an old timer for an oil customer, who has since passed away. He always insisted "hand tight." Our filters were made by Purolator, because Pennzoil owned them at the time. He installed one of our filters on a 302 Ford, which leaked, and the engine blew. He put in a claim, and our tech people tested the filter to 100 PSI. The claim was denied, because the filter didn't leak. The failure was blamed on incorrect installation. I lost the account, but got it back a year or so later, but oil only.
              Moral of the story: If you don't crank that sucker down a full turn, don't blame the filter when it leaks at the gasket.

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              • diymirage

                diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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                i like to use these to remove them, gets you in tight spots since you can put as long an extension on as you need
                i like to take mine apart and put a bunch of axle grease on the gears so the fingers dont open as you try to put it on

                interesting
                ill keep that in mind
                honestly never noticed instructions printed on oil filters

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                • pishta

                  pishta I know I'm right....

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                  3/4 -1 turn past gasket contact is pretty tight. you cant usually get that with a greasy hand unless its a POS Fram ultra guard "grip tape" model.
                   
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                  • my5thmopar

                    my5thmopar Life Long MOPAR Owner FABO Gold Member

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                    Also good for pool filter pipe remover or jar opener and the larger radiator hoses.
                     
                  • Cope

                    Cope Fusing with fire

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                    I drive a flat head screw driver through the filter and twist em off when they get stuck.

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                    • 75slant6

                      75slant6 Well-Known Member

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                      I worked for a mechanic for awhile that had the same thing happen. He use to just hand tighten filters until he had one back off and blow a Diesel engine. He ended up buying and installing a new engine on his dime. After that he always put em on finger tight plus 1/4 turn.
                       
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