6.0L Power Stroke Diesel2003 - 2007 F250, F350 pickup and F350+ Cab Chassis, 2003 - 2005 Excursion and 2003 - 2009 van
Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.
You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!
so it's pretty common knowledge around here that using a 1/2" driver on the filter caps is a no-no, and to use the large socket instead. well i've been using neither of those provisions the last few times i've done filters.
perhaps this has been discussed before, but i've not seen it come up in the almost two years i've been dropping into the 6.0l forum:
i've been using an actual oil filter wrench that i've had sitting around from previous vehicles, that in a pinch i tried on the oil and fuel filter caps.. and it works like a dream.
it puts a nice even pressure around the perimeter of the cap, and the harder you turn the more it grips. it has proved to work pretty well for removing the lower fuel filter, with the front driveshaft in place (once you figure out how to work with it in that spot)... alot less cumbersome and more compact than a ratchet. again, maybe this is common knowledge, but i hadn't seen it discussed and thought i'd share.
'04 F350 CCLB 6.0L, 4" turbo back, EGR delete, Atlas 40 FICM, blue spring, SGII, 2.8" minipack,
285's on 16x10's, DVD/audio goodies SOLD
'07 F150 Supercrew Lariat 6.5' box, 5.4l, 3.73 LS now in it's place
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.