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Old 02-09-2015, 09:54 AM   #43
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...Anybody used one of these 14.5 Gallon Oil drain. It is on sale now. Last week when I was looking for something, it was not and I didn't buy it.
Yes, that is what I use to drain into then transfer into one gallon milk jugs for the recycle to take.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:31 AM   #44
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That's a great idea about the vacuum. That idea never crossed my mind. Where did you come up with it????? Be Honest TeJay
Ok, honestly.........I don't have a clue. The one thing I can assure is that I didn't pioneer it. I did try it............with a catch basin and it really does work.
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Mike, I like the idea of punching a hole in the filter. The ISL filter holds a gallon of oil. I can usually get it off with little spillage, but the hole would allow for draining and then maybe a piece of Gorilla tape over the hole during removal.

You probably do this but I make sure I can turn the filter before I drill the hole. Would hate to have a hole in a filter that I couldn't remove.
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Oh yes, always make sure filter moves before draining b
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Oh....that filter is coming off one way or another! Changed oil on the neighbors 08 Monaco Diplomat where they placed the filter just inside of a rear engine door. It was a great spot to look at the filter, but no room to remove it unless it was only hand tight. It was 2013 and it still had the original filter because no one could get it off. I finally unbolted the remote mount, put it in my vice and beat it to death. It submitted!
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Trick with oil gilters is applying constant pressure.

Get a strap clamp or make one if needed that can grip the filter then apply stiff constant twist without surges as the surges is what crushes the filter.

It takes more time sometimes but most will start to move then give way
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Years and years ago I was told to punch a screw driver through the filter and use the handle to remove the filter. That may have worked for others but for me all it did was tear the metal on the filter. I got it off but it was a nasty hard process because the filter base was hard to get to. Thank goodness for the newer tools.
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Slide the band type oil filter wrench, all the way up the filter, so it sits on the crimp. That area is the strongest part and tough to crush. And then, like stated, apply steady pressure.

Make sure you have a well built filter wrench, some cheap ones fall apart, just when you need them.
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None of the above filter removal methods would work for me when I did my change last month. The filter is located next to the left side of the pan with the frame rail on the other side and hoses and cables running interference. I found this on line when DW was in town shopping and sent her to the store to pick it up: Performance Tool W54311 - Filter Wrench | O'Reilly Auto Parts

Worked like a champ!
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Link did not work for me, but we used to have strap wrenchs that had a 1/2 inch square hole, in place of the handle, to stick a long, 1/2 inch extension in. Then we could use a long ratchet, under the filter.

Lots of tools out there.
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Link did not work for me, but we used to have strap wrenchs that had a 1/2 inch square hole, in place of the handle, to stick a long, 1/2 inch extension in. Then we could use a long ratchet, under the filter.

Lots of tools out there.
Here it is. You need lots of room for that. But if you have the room.

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IMHO the real secret to removing an oil filter is to install it correctly the first time. If I installed it I never had one that I couldn't get off. Most of the time if there's decent access I can get them off with my hands.

No that won't help if somebody else installed the filter incorrectly. Then it's game on. Still never had one I couldn't get off. I was always partial to the Lisle strap band type. Sometime you'd crush them some but they worked probably 95% of the time.

Years ago Hastings would weld a nut on the bottom of some of their filters. I have not seen those for years. Today's filters with the hex nut style end works if you have the correct fitted tool.

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This is one that works for me
Locking Oil Filter Wrench - Join the Pricefalls family - Pricefalls.com
I didn't buy it from this vendor but it is the same wrench and works on any size filter.
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Fought one time, then I bought this tool.........The filter has no choice but to come off!
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