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post #1 of 37 Old 10-08-2014, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question Which oil filter WRENCH do you use?

No, this is not another oil thread!
Just wondering what style of oil filter WRENCH you all use on the 919?
I have tried several different styles with different results.
So, which do you use...
traditional,
strap,
cap style,
pliers style,
3 jaw style,
screwdriver through the filter,
other...

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My method for decades:
  • Wrap a short strap around the filter
  • thread the ends of the strap through one end of a box-end wrench
  • put a big screwdriver through the other end of the wrench and
  • crank.

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I use one like this...plier type I guess.


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If it takes pliers or a wrench to get your filter off, calm the [email protected]$^ down when installing and don't forget to use fresh oil on the o-ring.

I do have a strap wrench for my Silverado, but only because I cannot get my hands around the filter.

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I torque mine to 69 ft-lbs....if it's good enough for the rear axle it's good enough for the oil filter.

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I found this one, works well and it was around $10 or so IIRC.

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I use a strap wrench which can be found for under $10. It is also useful for the bar end removal, lets you keep the bar from moving while its screw is being removed. One can use it to remove grips from handlebars.


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I just use my hand as well... If it's my first change on the vehicle and the previous owner put it on too tight I'll just knock a screwdriver through the filter to twist it off

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I use the one at the end of my arm usually. If I can not turn it normally I have some of those gloves that have a rough rubber coating on them and that does the trick, Anything beyond that they I usually have one of those rubber strap units but I try to avoid using anything but the end because sometimes things can get damaged far too quick when you start using mechanical leverage.

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If it takes pliers or a wrench to get your filter off, calm the [email protected]$^ down when installing and don't forget to use fresh oil on the o-ring.
^^This.

And it's only ever a hand-job after that.

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Hand tight has never done me wrong

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hand tight on only.

to take off after a while sometimes ill need a big pair o pliers.

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Well, if it's a Honda, I use the "Honda Oil Filter Tool"

I did have to take it to a Yamaha dealer to weld the nut back on, the original weld was technically "crappy"

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I was always taught to install it hand tight but then give it a 1/4 - 1/2 turn with a wrench.
I have never actually tried to remove it without a wrench. Maybe I'll give that a try next time.

Thanks for all your input guys!

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Honda torque spec's are 15-20 Nm, 11-14 ft/lb, and if you're only doing them by hand, you're possibly loosing significant horsepower.

I keep hearing so many of you talking about run issues, maybe it's just that you have not properly torqued your filter.

Odds are very, very slim that it has anything to do with anything.

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Honda torque spec's are 15-20 Nm, 11-14 ft/lb, and if you're only doing them by hand, you're possibly loosing significant horsepower.

I keep hearing so many of you talking about run issues, maybe it's just that you have not properly torqued your filter.

Odds are very, very slim that it has anything to do with anything.
Are those numbers correct when using a synthetic torque wrench?

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Are those numbers correct when using a synthetic torque wrench?
Only if it is additive free.

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Are those numbers correct when using a synthetic torque wrench?
I put synthetic oil in mine. Where can I get this synthetic torque wrench. Is it smoother getting off.

Rotella wrench or Mobil 1?

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I put synthetic oil in mine. Where can I get this synthetic torque wrench. Is it smoother getting off.

Rotella wrench or Mobil 1?
There is not such a thing as a synthetic torque wrench

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There is not such a thing as a synthetic torque wrench
Damn you! I was getting ready to list one for sale in the classifieds.

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8mm socket and Craftsman ratchet. It's a KTM. Doesn't let oil run all over the header, BTW. Doesn't take any longer to do an oil change than a 919 does.

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I use one like this...plier type I guess.

Same here for removal only. "Two hand tight" for installation with a lubed seal.



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Same here for removal only. "Two hand tight" for installation with a lubed seal.
Yep. I also only put on hand tight, but they have a way of tightening up.

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This thread is about oil filters

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There is not such a thing as a synthetic torque wrench

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at least match the font so it looks legit

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at least match the font so it looks legit
Picky picky picky!

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I use the Wix Filter that take. A regular wrench or socket

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I torque mine to 69 ft-lbs....if it's good enough for the rear axle it's good enough for the oil filter.
MIKE!!!!! 69 ft-lbs is not good for rear axle - it needs to be hand-torqued

Hand job on + an extra 1/4 turn. For taking it off, I use one of those rubber straps Amazon.com: Alltrade 070008 2 Piece Got Wrench Set (colors may vary): Home Improvement - what's good for jar lid works on oil filter too

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MIKE!!!!! 69 ft-lbs is not good for rear axle - it needs to be hand-torqued

Hand job on + an extra 1/4 turn. For taking it off, I use one of those rubber straps Amazon.com: Alltrade 070008 2 Piece Got Wrench Set (colors may vary): Home Improvement - what's good for jar lid works on oil filter too
I tried hand torquing the rear axle, but it gave me too many callouses on my fingers, so I started using a wrench.

I have used a strap wrench on the filter too, but I like the pliers better. YMMV.

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Picky picky picky!
again????.... what have he done this time???

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Damn you! I was getting ready to list one for sale in the classifieds.
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