oil & fuel filter cap removal; a third option - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
 

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
Log In 


6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 2003 - 2007 F250, F350 pickup and F350+ Cab Chassis, 2003 - 2005 Excursion and 2003 - 2009 van

oil & fuel filter cap removal; a third option

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-07-2014, 07:08 AM
bbender85's Avatar
bbender85 bbender85 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Caledonia, MI
Posts: 4,263
bbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud of
brandon.c.bender bbender785
oil & fuel filter cap removal; a third option

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.

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

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.

happy friday!
__________________

Brandon
'07 F150 Supercrew 6.5' Lariat, 2" AAS, 275/70 KO2, black exterior bits
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-07-2014, 07:55 AM
Rusty Axlerod's Avatar
Rusty Axlerod Rusty Axlerod is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
Posts: 7,236
Rusty Axlerod has a spectacular reputation.Rusty Axlerod has a spectacular reputation.Rusty Axlerod has a spectacular reputation.Rusty Axlerod has a spectacular reputation.Rusty Axlerod has a spectacular reputation.Rusty Axlerod has a spectacular reputation.Rusty Axlerod has a spectacular reputation.Rusty Axlerod has a spectacular reputation.Rusty Axlerod has a spectacular reputation.Rusty Axlerod has a spectacular reputation.Rusty Axlerod has a spectacular reputation.
I have a couple of those filter wrenches. I'll give it a shot next time. Thanks for the tip!
__________________
"Thinkin ain't knowin"
2006, King Ranch, F250, Lariat, Super Duty, Powerstroke, FX4, CC, SRW, 20in Ultra Motorsports Goliath wheels. 2in leveling kit, Husky 16K roller hitch, ScanGaugeII. Sinister coolant filter. Blue spring. BPD EGR cooler. Riffraff CAC boots w/metal cold side tube, STC update. Fumoto valves. Rotella ELC. DashBoss. '08 Mirrors. Mishimoto Rad and 200° stat. High Idle Mod. 3G Alt.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-07-2014, 11:07 AM
Bullitt390's Avatar
Bullitt390 Bullitt390 is offline
Certified Thread Hijacker
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 13,772
Bullitt390 has a brilliant futureBullitt390 has a brilliant futureBullitt390 has a brilliant futureBullitt390 has a brilliant futureBullitt390 has a brilliant futureBullitt390 has a brilliant futureBullitt390 has a brilliant futureBullitt390 has a brilliant futureBullitt390 has a brilliant futureBullitt390 has a brilliant futureBullitt390 has a brilliant future
joshjones.thewelder
I use the filter wrench for the frame fuel filter.

Josh
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-07-2014, 11:21 AM
diggintrenches's Avatar
diggintrenches diggintrenches is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chester, Va
Posts: 163
diggintrenches is starting off with a positive reputation.
Great idea.
__________________
1994 F-350 DWR (Sold)
2006 King Ranch F-250 4X4 CC, SB, FX4

Because my man card had a spot that said "Diesel truck"........

Scott
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-07-2014, 01:55 PM
KDAVID1's Avatar
KDAVID1 KDAVID1 is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: NW Mississippi
Posts: 3,759
KDAVID1 has a very good reputation on FTE.KDAVID1 has a very good reputation on FTE.KDAVID1 has a very good reputation on FTE.KDAVID1 has a very good reputation on FTE.
you just saved me some money
__________________
06 F350 6.0L PSD Lariat 4X4 Blue Spring, Mishi 200* tstat, IPR EGR delete,XRF ball joints, ARP studs, Sinister Ypipe/uppipe
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Floridas BS thread.. just another truck Florida Chapter 459 04-10-2016 06:13 PM
put some 20's on my wife's '04 bbender85 Expedition & Navigator 10 11-20-2015 04:34 PM
SCSB dually? bbender85 Super Duty & Heavy Duty 16 09-02-2015 06:35 AM
preferred glowplug brand? bbender85 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 13 10-08-2013 05:10 PM
am i missing a firewal grommet? (pic) bbender85 Super Duty & Heavy Duty 9 04-20-2012 09:21 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 AM.

 

Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
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.

vbulletin Admin Backup