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Old 22 July 2014, 13:53   #1
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Removing fuel/water filters and half measures

Do yours come off (this) neatly?







after it is removed, one's mood is best tempered with a vodka and ting.



YES that is the vodka measure (with the Ting still to be added).

We don't do half measures here.
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What did you shoot it with?

The first part I always destroy is the bottom part. If that fails, then I work my way up. Do you have an oil filter wrench of some kind?
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The wrench didn't work well.

I resorted to the well tested method of the screwdriver through the side.

Despite putting TCW3 oil on the big 'O' ring it seized up on me.

I suspect that I had been somewhat slightly over zealous in tightening when I installed it.
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Hand tight to begin with.

Do you own a giant pair of slip joint pliers? They work excellent for lots of projects.
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I have another two to replace.

Tend to replace them when the rust shows.

Have had very little water in the fuel (gasoline here).

Note to self: Must take more pictures when removing rusted on filters.
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Hand tight to begin with.

Do you own a giant pair of slip joint pliers? They work excellent for lots of projects.
They would be ideal but unfortunately I don't have a pair large enough.
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I guess I used the wrong term. Tongue and groove would be the proper type of pliers. They have many uses, and something I use often. Couldn't make do without them.
https://www.channellock.com/480-BigA...Jaw-Plier.aspx

I have a couple pairs like this in different brands, styles and sizes. They are proper oil filter pliers. Good for speed, and have better clearance then tongue and grove pliers.
https://www.channellock.com/212-Oil-...PVC-Plier.aspx

These work okay, but I rarely use them. Mine set is made out of an alloy. Work best when oil pan clearance is very limited. Won't work on the filters shown above as I believe they have a plastic water catch on the bottom.
Lisle Corporation

If doing bigger filters like on diesels or if something is really stuck I switch to one of these strap wrenches, as I can get a really long handled 1/2" ratchet onto it. They do crush the filter every time, but rarely hole it.
KDS Heavy-Duty Oil Filter Strap Wrench | Fastenal
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