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oil filter wrench

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by coffeesnob, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Jun 13, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    coffeesnob

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    I know this has probably been asked and answered a lot already. What is a good oil filter wrench for the oil filters on the 4 cylinders? 90915-yzzg1 it says to use the SST special service tool but that is about 45 bucks. I have heard the original oil filters are very hard to untighten so I want a good wrench that grips good....Thanks
     
  2. Jun 13, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    mwild

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    I always use a large set of water pump pliers to take it off and put it on as tight as i can by hand.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    I got one from Napa auto parts. You use a ratchet on the end. Holds good and tight.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    chris4x4

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  5. Jun 13, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    Hand tight with a 1/4 twist more, should never need a filter wrench and it doesn't leak.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    He's talking about the factory installed OEM filter. We all know one that one is damn near impossible to get off without some assistance.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    I got mine from the dealership. It's an "imperial" brand and fits the oem filter perfectly. I think it cost around $10.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    coffeesnob

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    Yes, that is what I am talking about the oem filter. That thing with the three "fingers" looks like it would work but will you have plenty of room on the 4 cylinders to get that thing up and on the filter?
     
  9. Jun 13, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    I've had good luck with the woven strap type. The one with the square tubing that fits onto a 1/2" drive ratchet. Just tightens down onto the filter and screws the filter right off.
     
  10. Jun 13, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    My favorite too. I use an adjustable wrench on the outside of the tube instead.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    I got a big set of channel locks. Works for the filter and I can use it for other things.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    That's a one-time then...

    The screw driver through the can trick works every time...a little messy, but it is a one timer.
     
  14. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    just use the big-ass flathead screwdriver and hammer method. works everytime, just a little messy. super easy tho. and when you put your next filter on don't animal tighten it like everyone else said. hand tighten is more than enough.
     
  15. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    lol didn't even seen ur post! haha
     
  16. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    Yup. Funny, that's exactly what I ended up doing.
     
  17. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    hand tight and shouldnt need a wrench?
     
  18. Jun 15, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    I used the screwdriver method once can't even remember what is was, thing was so tight that the screwdriver actually tore through the metal like ripping through a tin can almaost ran out of intact metal before I could get the durn thing lose.
     
  19. Jun 15, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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  20. Jun 15, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    haha yah i remember when i did it the hole was pretty big...stupid filter from the factory was so damn tight....
     
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