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post #21 of 31 Old 08-27-2019, 09:51 AM
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Next time you mangle the oil filter and can't get it off, drive a long screwdriver through it then you have something to hold on to twist it off.

Yeah. . . I tried the screwdriver trick, lockjaw pliers, everything I could think of and ended up with a jagged shredded mangled filter. When it had happened before on a different vehicle there was enough room for me to pull it apart in pieces, but this time I couldn't get any leverage and didn't have time to keep at it and called AAA for a tow. (Because, of course, you always drain the oil before you try to get the filter off). Then I thought, 'I'll invent an oil filter wrench with really aggressive teeth, but first let me check the Internet to see if someone already has.' So much for my get-rich-quick scheme.
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post #22 of 31 Old 08-27-2019, 11:21 AM
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Next time ......



The cannister filters I've seen have a 12 sided "nut" that you are Supposed to be able to get an "oil filter" wrench on, BUT sometimes they are on so tight, that the can begins to twist OR the wrench slips on the nut. Then, you have to resort to the strap wrench, BUT there's no room to get it on, and then no room to turn it once it's on.
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That's when a remote filter would have some serious appeal, like race cars. The grease monkeys at the oil change places have no understanding of "tight enough is good enough" so the job falls on the next guy to deal with their mistake.

I don't know what the inside of a cannister filter looks like, but that threaded stud has to have some sort of an end you can get a wrench or socket on, you would think....
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Woah! What just happened!!?? I suddenly reappeared in a weird, alternate universe, with an "oil thread" in the woodworking forum. :-o
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was asked to help my wife's uncle get an oil filter off his Cadillac. of coarse by now he had it pretty mangled (screwdriver trick and all). i put the wrench on it and it came right off - he was turning the wrong direction...

this is the same uncle who put the lawnmower blades on backward and was complaining the mower wasn't cutting well... poor guy.
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That's not that difficult to do ....

My son was mower the yard with the Steiner 60" wide deck when he he a large rock and the blades made that unmistakeable "dull for ever" sound. I cringed and tols him to take the deck off and tip it up as we would be changing out the blades with a new set. So, off came the dull blades ..... but wait! they weren't dull at all.....

I had apparently put them on upside down, so no damage to the cutting edges. However, it still cut pretty darn well in spite of that, go figure.


I suggest you give the uncle a box of Phillips screws and a screw driver with the instructions to drive them into some soft Pine scraps until you've got the drive rotation in the correct direction or "righty tighty and lefty loosey" thing figured out. Then tell him that this "rule" applies to all standard screws and nuts and bolts and light bulbs and other objects that are screw in devices ... except for those which are the opposite direction...... also known as left hand threads, possibly like your table saw arbor?
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i'm lucky enough to have separate shop space and auto space and parking space in my 50x50 shop
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Your shop and your truck is really nice.

I am still fighting with our 2008 Sentra SE-R Spec V, when the engine is cool it runs great, but when it get to operating temps it will bog down going up a hill or when accelerating. I have put new catalytic converters, a new MAF sensor, two 02 sensors, new plugs and a new gas cap. It isn't kicking out any codes right now and none pending.

The catalytic converters were cut off and gutted when we bought the car from a dealer so I am just wondering if the muffler is stopped up causing it to bog down like that.

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I originally built a 16'x48'x10' lean to, with the intention of "adding on" the main 40'x48'x14' building. My other business tanked in 09' and the main building never happened. When I added on a couple years ago, it was another lean to and I had to keep what is now the center wall for load bearing support.


One side of the shop is mechanics, the other side is woodworking.
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Your shop and your truck is really nice.

I am still fighting with our 2008 Sentra SE-R Spec V, when the engine is cool it runs great, but when it get to operating temps it will bog down going up a hill or when accelerating. I have put new catalytic converters, a new MAF sensor, two 02 sensors, new plugs and a new gas cap. It isn't kicking out any codes right now and none pending.

The catalytic converters were cut off and gutted when we bought the car from a dealer so I am just wondering if the muffler is stopped up causing it to bog down like that.



Very likely, I had a 79 Ford van that would run great until it got warmed up and then no power, I tried everything and then took the exhaust loose at the manifolds and it would run great, it was a plugged muffler


Does it have a throttle body injector? If so when it starts acting up take the air cleaner off and see if it has any suction, if not probably the muffler


The dumb part is I had never heard of a muffler plugging up but after I did everybody I talked to had one do it


Kind of like Bell's palsy I got it once about 10 years ago we had never heard about it until I got it and it seemed like everybody we talked to knew somebody who had it LOL

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Very likely, I had a 79 Ford van that would run great until it got warmed up and then no power, I tried everything and then took the exhaust loose at the manifolds and it would run great, it was a plugged muffler


Does it have a throttle body injector? If so when it starts acting up take the air cleaner off and see if it has any suction, if not probably the muffler


The dumb part is I had never heard of a muffler plugging up but after I did everybody I talked to had one do it


Kind of like Bell's palsy I got it once about 10 years ago we had never heard about it until I got it and it seemed like everybody we talked to knew somebody who had it LOL
Thanks CP, that is encouraging, at least I have a direction to look now.

This is a fuel injected engine so that may or may not work, I will give it a try.
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It should, it still has to suck in air, if the air inlet behind the air filter isn't sucking real good, it could be an indicator
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