oil filter to remove it

I couldn't remove my oil filter with any of those. I had to force a long strew driver through the old oil filter to remove it ūüėí

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May 17, 2020 6:22 AM

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To remove a stuck filter, use a band-type wrench that you've lined with coarse-grit adhesive-back sandpaper (top photo). Or spray adhesive on the back of conventional sandpaper. Better yet, buy a filter wrench with coarse grit welded to the inside of the band (bottom photo).

June 1, 2020 8:43 AM

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The general rule for changing out an oil filter is after you hand tighten it, take the oil wrench and give it a quarter turn to tighten it. This way, you can ensure it's not over tightened. If the O-ring is broken, this can cause the filter not to have a proper seal; and cause oil to eventually leak.

June 1, 2020 8:45 AM

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it's perfectly safe to use either type of filter with either type of oil. However, if you practice extended drain intervals using synthetic oil, a conventional oil filter may not offer the required service life, meaning you'll have to change it in the middle of the oil drain interval, which is inconvenient.

June 1, 2020 8:46 AM

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Over tightening the oil filter can either strip the threading, or break the O-ring. If the O-ring is broken, this can cause the filter not to have a proper seal; and cause oil to eventually leak.

June 1, 2020 8:47 AM