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Oil filter removal


Tom Francis

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You betcha ! A "cap" wrench, sort of like a big socket correctly sized to the rear of the oil filter. BMW dealers sell them for $20 or so; alternately, you could take a new oil filter to national chain auto supply, e.g., auto zone, and see if they have one that fits.

 

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You betcha ! A "cap" wrench, sort of like a big socket correctly sized to the rear of the oil filter. BMW dealers sell them for $20 or so; alternately, you could take a new oil filter to national chain auto supply, e.g., auto zone, and see if they have one that fits.

 

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... but take that filter with you and measure your clearances. It took me like a dozen trips to different stores and several returns to find the right #@$@$@# cap wrench. Everything easy turns hard sometimes .... dopeslap.gif

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As a last-ditch effort you can always take a $3 cap wrench from Wal-Mart, load it with JB Weld, shove it on the old filter with a wooden stick wedged underneath and wait 6 hours. Like magic, your new single-use custom-fit filter wrench works like a champ. And at $3 it may be cheaper than 4 trips to a store before realizing the OEM filter has more flats than the aftermarket replacements -- and their wrenches.

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NAPA part 76-14 is $3 and works great. Put it on a 3/8 socket wrench. I bought it on the recommendation of this post.

 

If you buy something else, make sure it has 14 flutes.

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