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Oil Filter wrench

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Striper12, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Oct 25, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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    Striper12

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    I do all my own oil changes and have been trying to find a place to get a wrench to remove the oil filter on my 4cylinder Tacoma. I've tried several that fit over the end but they don't grip properly, and I don't really have room for the old style loop wrench. Lately I have been using a pair of slip joint pliers made for the oil filter but sometimes I have trouble getting the filter to loosen. I was wondering what others use and where they obtained it.
    Ron:eek:
     
  2. Oct 25, 2014 at 7:31 AM
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    thewarriordinghy

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    I use a k&n wrench off filter... u can use a ratchet or normal wrench to take it off. its only $4 to get the socket thatll fit it too.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2014 at 8:06 AM
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    I use those slip type pliers like you described and think they work very well. You can get one of those strap ones, they do alright also.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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    The reason why I asked is because on occasion I have had problems removing the filter with the slip joint pliers and was looking for a type of wrench that would fit over the end of the filter and really grab it. I may have found one- looks like a plumber's basin wrench that will tighten on the filter while turning the ratchet. This should work for the times that the filter is stuck more than the pliers can handle. Ron
     
  5. Oct 26, 2014 at 8:24 AM
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    I had this issue with the PITA oil filter on my wife's Honda CR-V. When I was getting filters at the dealership I asked what their mechanics use. I ended up getting a part number for an OEM oil filter socket. I believe it was 20 or 25 bucks but is much better quality than those flimsy pieces of shit at vato-zone. So maybe Toyota has one too?
     
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    I have several different ones.... for 3 different vehicles with 3 different filters.

    I have something similar to these. The nice thing about these, is the handle pivots upwards. I use this on the tacoma.
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    I have two 'sockets' (similar to these) but they only work on 1 sized filter. If you have 3 vehicles with 3 different filter size...you need to buy 3 different ones and they don't fit all manufacturer filters.
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    I also have Kobalt strap wrench - these come in handy for better grip in certain situations.
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Oct 27, 2014 at 4:51 AM
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    Thank you for all the replies. The 3-legged version looks promising. The next time I stop by the dealer I'll check on their filter wrench. Ron
     
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