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Oil Filter Wrench alternatives


tallman

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OK,

I didn't save it last time. dopeslap.gif

I've searched to no avail. dopeslap.gif

Read the entire R parts archive (sure hope I didn't miss it tongue.gif) thread.

Need the parts numbers and sources for the alternative oil filter wrench(s).

1. pre hex head (R/K)

2. anyone found one for the hexheads?

TIA thumbsup.gif

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Tim

You can get the pre-hexhead filter wrench at any BMW dealer for about $15. The hexhead filter wrench can be purchased from Motobins in the UK for $20US(www.motobins.co.uk). Jesse Luggage also sells one for $35. The email address is www.jesseluggage.com Here is another option for you Ilium Works(www.iliumworks.com) Cost is $32.95 for the hexhead oil filter wrench. I am pretty sure Bobs BMW sells it for $19.95.

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Joe Frickin' Friday
OK,

I didn't save it last time. dopeslap.gif

I've searched to no avail. dopeslap.gif

Read the entire R parts archive (sure hope I didn't miss it tongue.gif) thread.

Need the parts numbers and sources for the alternative oil filter wrench(s).

1. pre hex head (R/K)

2. anyone found one for the hexheads?

TIA thumbsup.gif

 

Pre hex-head: go to an auto parts store, find a Mobil1 M1-102 filter, which is what fits oilhead engines. Now find the filter wrench that fits that filter. Buy it. thumbsup.gif Works on BMW filters.

 

Hexhead? Sorry, can't help.

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For the oilhead OEM filter:

 

Leslie recommended the Fram Type B wrench sold at AutoZone. Killer also recommended it.

 

I bought it, and I was pleased. Unlike Fram filters, this Fram-labeled product is good. Don't recall the exact price, but I think it was in the $3 - $4 range. It's metal, and it fits on a 3/8 socket wrench.

 

There's also a post by No_Twilight recommending a plastic Napa wrench for $4.50.

 

If you can't find those products, you can narrow the possibilities while in a store by looking for the number 14 somewhere on the wrench package. The OEM filter has 14 flutes.

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Got mine from Motobins in the UK. Very fast delivery - ordered online Tuesday evening; it was in my mailbox Monday morning.

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If you don't have enough advice so far, here's a suggestion. Take your oil filter to a place like Advanced Auto Parts and see which one of the many they carry will fit the filter! Works like magic to identify which one to buy.

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Thanks,

I've had my wrench (BMW) for years..

Was looking for a co-worker who just bought an 87 K bike.

He was looking for an inexpensive wrench alternative and now he's got one.

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