F.N,. This is a bad situation because I can usually at the most change my oil. I have managed to completely demolish the oil filter. I now have S. driver holes in it (so pissed at myself) Worried about moisture until I can get it resolved no garage just a good cover and big rain storm tomorrow. Anybody got any suggestions and where do I go from here? Much Appreciation.
Oil Filter disaster
Posted 12 April 2020 - 11:37 AM
Moisture shouldn't be an issue, oil film on everything and unless there's a flood deep enough to get up to the filter it'll be fine. Got a pic of what's left of the filter so we can make suggestions on removal?
Edited by NOT A TA, 12 April 2020 - 11:38 AM.
Posted 12 April 2020 - 01:42 PM
I did this once myself. After exhausting everything I could think of, I bought a pair of pliers specifically for oil filters. They run $8-$15, all retail auto parts outlets have them.
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After getting the filter off, I bought a proper oil filter wrench, the metal band thing with a handle. Also, don't forget to oil the threads and mating surface on the new one.
Good luck! I know first hand how frustrating this is.
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Posted 13 April 2020 - 08:01 AM
Thanks for the responses guys car's headed to my (REAL) mechanic on tuesday so it will be resolved. Surely learned a lesson. Will be investing in a oil F. Wrench!!! LOL
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