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Old 01-07-2013, 05:37 PM   #91
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Looking at the picture on page 2 of this thread, and my own experience, I really can't see how you'd ever get those channel-locks on opposite sides of that filter! Hell, you cant even get a thick strap wrench between the cooling fins and the filter!

Are you saying that you can get enough grip on the exposed (about 90 degrees or so) of the outside of the filter??
I got it off using a pair of channel locks and nothing else. Don't know about 90 degrees...

Grab it and twist it. Make a grrrr sound when you do it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #92
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OK.........you are ready for step #2.

http://frugalliving.about.com/od/doi...ange_Oil_7.htm

http://www.secondchancegarage.com/public/300.cfm
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:21 PM   #93
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Well i finally yanked this sucker off. You can see the method that finally worked. I took someones advice from this thread and kept applying a constant force without trying to really crank on it....after about 10 seconds it started to give but still gave quite a bit of resistance for at least 180 degrees of loosening!
Here is the filter after removal with wrench still screwed on.

here is the filter after removing the wrench. Thanks for everyone's input on this!!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:07 PM   #94
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Thanks for posting, the whole thread was informative; some good things to know and try if this happens to us.

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #95
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I have just been inspired with the 4,344 views and 93 posts to include this in the "100 Threads".
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736
This thread is now #79 I CAN'T GET MY OIL FILTER OFF? HUH? WHAT DO I DO NOW?

Congrats to everyone, particularly qman8, for hanging in there while this saga unfolded.

Lots of GREAT suggestions and ultimately THE ANSWER for a difficult situation.

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:44 PM   #96
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great idea LP - it wasn't the first time - and likely won't be the last ....
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:04 PM   #97
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Well i finally yanked this sucker off. You can see the method that finally worked. I took someones advice from this thread and kept applying a constant force without trying to really crank on it....after about 10 seconds it started to give but still gave quite a bit of resistance for at least 180 degrees of loosening!
Here is the filter after removal with wrench still screwed on.

here is the filter after removing the wrench. Thanks for everyone's input on this!!!
Congrats!!! I'm glad you didn't give up and take it to the dealer. Lots of great ideas came out your post, some I had not heard to this point. The pictures are always a great help. Good job!
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:59 AM   #98
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Well i finally yanked this sucker off. You can see the method that finally worked. I took someones advice from this thread and kept applying a constant force without trying to really crank on it....


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Old 01-10-2013, 04:10 AM   #99
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Great job! In the future, K&N makes filters for us with a socket welded on. Amazon actually sells them for $10. I've been using them since my 6000mi service.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:22 AM   #100
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Great job! In the future, K&N makes filters for us with a socket welded on. Amazon actually sells them for $10. I've been using them since my 6000mi service.
Thanks...but I'm not sold on K&N filtration. Based on what I've read about thier air filters, I'll stick with stock...at least until warranty is up!
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:36 AM   #101
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Well i finally yanked this sucker off. You can see the method that finally worked. I took someones advice from this thread and kept applying a constant force without trying to really crank on it....
Good deal man. I learned not to just crank on it the hard way. It was before I found my way to ADV and was figuring crap out all on my own. This forum is great.

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:24 AM   #102
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Thanks...but I'm not sold on K&N filtration. Based on what I've read about thier air filters, I'll stick with stock...at least until warranty is up!
I was referring to oil filters. I wouldn't use their ar filters either.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:15 AM   #103
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Great job! In the future, K&N makes filters for us with a socket welded on..
I've had more problems with K&N oil filters than any other make.

The filter nuts break off or distort due to the filter body being made from biscuit tin metal. .
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #104
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K&Ns are not the answer to much of anything.

Their air filters are a mess to clean and pass dirt and their oil filters with what appears to be a convenient nut are sub-standard quality.

Mobil or Purolators are the benchmark for oil filters if you're not using OE.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:31 PM   #105
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@ qman8: What kind of shape was the gasket in? Was it stuck to the motor, or did it come off with the filter?

K&N has a nice little nut on the filter, but the key word is "little." How much torque can you apply to the little nut vs. using a cup-style socket that attaches to the whole filter? As Steptoe mentioned, the little nut can twist off. I myself would prefer the ability to apply more torque. I've used the cup-style socket method for over 35 years on all kinds of vehicles, and never had a problem getting a filter off with it.
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