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I have used Napa Gold filters for years. The last two oil changes I have had issues getting the filter off. I always lube the gasket and just hand tighten them and then give a quarter turn more. Both times the oil filter wrench, the band kind just crushed the filter. It took me 30 minutes with oil dripping all over me, busted knuckles and way too much lost skin to finally get it off. I used a razor knife to break the seal between the filter and the motor.
Looks like it will be Wix from now on. What wrench are you guys using to remove your oil filters? Was wondering how this one measures up?
Yea, sometimes those filters don't want to come off. Especially if you paid a shop to do the last oil change.
I picked up a similiar style oil filter wrench to the one in the link you posted. Expect mine was local to me at a sears or ace hardware store and made by craftsman. I think it was $20, but I grew tired of dealing with the different size oil filters used on different cars, and having to carry multiple oil filter removal tools. Now, I am confident, no matter what car I but, the oil filter wrench will remove almost any oil filter from almost any car.
And I've already decided, if this wrench I have doesn't do the trick, I will just hammer a screw driver through the side of the oil filter and turn the screw driver untill the oil filter comes off. I almost did that on my last non-mustang car, but instead I went to the hardware store and picked up the wrench I have now. If this wrench doesn't work on a car/truck in the future, I'll just go caveman style. haha
I just had to use the screwdriver method for the first time on my GT. Not sure what happened to the filter that it tightened itself up either. I have always used the motorcraft filters on all my ponies and this was the first issue Ive ever had.
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