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Offline Jesse

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New Member, Thanks to the Forum Contributors
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:18:59 pm »
I'm a new COG member and I deeply appreciate the shared experiences and knowledge on the forum. I'm having a problem getting the oil filter off of my new 2017 at the 600 mile interval. I searched the forum and found at least 2 methods I didn't try before running out of enthusiasm this evening. I'm confident I can make progress tomorrow. I've read pipe dreams of 12.5 minute oil changes. Ha! I have about 1.5 hours invested and I just have an empty crankcase and a thrashed oil filter to show for it.

I'm not a wrench and I didn't stay in a Holiday Inn last night

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Re: New Member, Thanks to the Forum Contributors
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 11:27:16 pm »
In a situation like that, there have been times I ran a long screwdriver through the filter to get better leverage.

I'm sure others have better ideas.
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Re: New Member, Thanks to the Forum Contributors
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 11:43:45 pm »
My thrashed oil filter is due to the screwdriver method. A strap wrench stretched like Gumby and my hand had no impact. Next up is tapping on the tightened hose clamp and getting a locking oil filter wrench from Harbor Freight.

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Re: New Member, Thanks to the Forum Contributors
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 09:10:45 pm »
For anyone following this thread, what worked was the Harbor Freight https://www.harborfreight.com/locking-oil-filter-wrench-63696.html . I didn't try the hose clamp method as this one worked.