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Old 01-15-2019, 12:12 AM
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Need FL1A Oil Filter Wrench That Fits

For years it was never an issue, but for the last few years I've had to use the rubber strap wrench instead of the cups that fit a ratchet on the FL1A. The 3 that I have (Vector 17008, Sure Bilt 93mm 36 flute "D", and OEM 25403 "D". still work on the FL820S. Does anyone have one that actually fits?




 
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i really can't recall the last time i had to use an oil filter wrench, but it was most likely on a vehicle that i had purchased that someone else had done the last oil/filter change on.
they just don't need to be installed that tight. easy does it !
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:06 AM
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HAND TIGHTEN THE FILTER!

If you use a wrench to tighten it, it could split open! Not pleasant.

When the engine is started, the filter is sucked up to the adapter, overtighten it, you can kiss you oil and maybe your engine good-bye.
 
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Originally Posted by joey2fords View Post
i really can't recall the last time i had to use an oil filter wrench, but it was most likely on a vehicle that i had purchased that someone else had done the last oil/filter change on.
they just don't need to be installed that tight. easy does it !
Agree. Occasionally I need my metal strap wrench to get it started if I was feeling strong the day I installed the filter.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:41 AM
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I hand tighten only putting it on, but I still need a wrench to take it off. I use the one that looks like pliers from Harbor Freight:

https://www.harborfreight.com/2-inch...nch-36778.html
 
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I've only had a few filters I could not get off with this and they were on OLD equipment: https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...SABEgJl3vD_BwE
 
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Screw driver pounded thru the side always works in despirate times
 
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Originally Posted by Mo8414 View Post
Screw driver pounded thru the side always works in despirate times
This is what I usually do.


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This is what I usually do.


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Too messy. Iíve only had to do that when the filter wrench mangled the filter. Yes it was on that tight.
 
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If the filter is installed hand tight, I know this sounds crazy but, bear with me here - it will also be removable by hand. No, it won't fall off. If a wrench is needed for removal it's too tight. I think the gasket swells a little over time, is why they get tighter, this needs to be allowed for.

The directions are right on the box of every filter made since the 1950s probably, lubricate the gasket with a coating of clean engine oil. Spin filter on till it just seats and tighten further 1/2 to 3/4 turn. Start engine, check for leaks. Done. Go for a beer.

Doing it this way this saves so much BS it's not even funny.
 
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I do hand tighten the filter and I just prefer to use these type of wrenches for removal. Surely there is one that fits. My experience is hand tightened are not always and usually are not removable by hand.

I'm not a fan of the conventional filter wrenches that are a metal strap that smash the filter. Worst thing ever. I've had decent luck with the rubber strap wrenches. I can't say I really care for the way those plier style wrenches you guys seem to like, but may have to try them.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:50 PM
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Under the recommdation in another post I'm going to give the Flotool 10606 a try.
 
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That one looks like its well made, let us know how it works out. Thats why I like the fram filters with the sand paper on them, easier to spin
 
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My experience is hand tightened are not always and usually are not removable by hand.
Right, that's my point, it was therefore too tight. The gasket swells over time is what happens, or heat cycles, whatever, just snug it up by hand. Trust Me.
 
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My son got me this one. Made by Husky. Works on filters from 2 1/2" to 3 3/4" with a 3/8" drive ratchet. It works great for me. I only use it for removal and hand tighten new ones after applying clean oil to the gasket.

 

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