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This is a discussion on Oil Filter question within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally posted by Sherb Rule of the thumb with oil filters: 1.) Hand tighthening 2.) Tool loosening The best tool ...

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    Originally posted by Sherb
    Rule of the thumb with oil filters:

    1.) Hand tighthening
    2.) Tool loosening

    The best tool I've seen, besides the "GRIP" like in the commercials you see on tv, is a 3 prong filter remover. This thing has gears to remove any sized filter even the small Miata filters. It only works by loosenening and it will NOT turn to tighthen at all. You use a socket wrench and you basically keep cranking until it either breaks the filter or it loosens it. Autozone and NAPA sells them for like $4.
    $4 that's it!! i would've thought it was much more money
    -Ben-
    Spark it or Park it!

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    Autozone has a "socket" for the filter. OEM brand, "Type B". 3/8 drive for your 3/8 extenstions at the end of it. $2.49. I use BOSCH replacements too.

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    hehe...make sure your turning it the right direction!!
    righty tighty
    lefty loosey

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