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Oil Filter Wrenches ?? #4439182
06/23/17 07:31 AM
06/23/17 07:31 AM
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Glendale, Arizona
billt460 Offline OP
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Glendale, Arizona
My new Jeep Grand Cherokee has a somewhat difficult oil filter location. I can't get at it with a conventional strap wrench. I bought a few of those K&N oil filters that have the nut spot welded on the end. But the problem with those are the nut is stamped sheet metal. And it has such profound rounded corners, the socket just rides up and over them. In short, they're basically useless.

I have a strap wrench that accepts a 3/8" socket extension, and I've use that with some success. But if I should ever get one that's stubborn to remove, that might not do it. So I'm thinking of getting a set of cheap cap wrenches, along with one of those star wrenches. I want to be equipped with enough options should any issues arise. The last thing you want is to be in a position where you have the oil drained from your vehicle, and you have to start running around trying to find a suitable wrench to remove it. These are the 2 types I'm thinking of getting. Has anyone used them, or else have any better ideas for options? I know Harbor Freight is all China, but I can't see the sense of paying more from Auto Zone or O'Reilly for what amounts to the same thing, (China or Taiwan).

https://www.harborfreight.com/4-piece-end-cap-oil-filter-wrenches-94096.html

https://www.harborfreight.com/universal-3-jaw-adjustable-oil-filter-wrench-63281.html

Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: billt460] #4439187
06/23/17 07:36 AM
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Grand Rapids, MI
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I have two of these: http://www.lislecorp.com/divisions/products/?product=377&division=1&category=9

One in the larger size and one in the smaller size. I've never met a filter it couldn't get off, aside from ones that I physically couldn't reach with it. Typically, if it's hard to reach I just use a socket extension. However, if there's literally no room, I use one of these: https://www.harborfreight.com/2-inch-to-4-1-4-quarter-inch-oil-filter-wrench-36778.html. Between the two, you should have your bases covered.


07 Honda Accord - 606k - Havoline High Mileage 5W-20/Purolator Synthetic PSL14610
98 Camaro Z28 - 120k - QS Defy 5w30/AC Delco PF46
Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: ThirdeYe] #4439206
06/23/17 07:54 AM
06/23/17 07:54 AM
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Indiana
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Originally Posted By: ThirdeYe


I've been using one of these too. Love it. Got mine from Amazon. It's $10
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002SR4Q8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


2018 Chevy Silerado 3500HD 6.0L Gas: RLI 10w30
2010 Accord-LX K24: VSP 0w20/MaxLife 10w30 + LG BioTech HD
2014 CR-V LX K24: M1 0w30
Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: ThirdeYe] #4439207
06/23/17 07:54 AM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
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The ones from Lisle you linked are the ones I use most but the small one is even too big sometimes for small filters then I go to the pliers like the HF one.
There are a couple of others like the Hazet adjustable band and 3 finger one but its rare I need to use them, if I was shopping for ones today I probably wouldn't buy them.


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Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: billt460] #4439211
06/23/17 07:59 AM
06/23/17 07:59 AM
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Virginia
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Virginia


2009 Smart Pure
Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40, Purolator Synthetic PSL 14610, 45 mpg...
185/55R15 General HP tires, "H" speed rated, 44 psi (300 kpa)
Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: Trav] #4439214
06/23/17 08:03 AM
06/23/17 08:03 AM
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Grand Rapids, MI
ThirdeYe Offline
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Grand Rapids, MI
Originally Posted By: Trav
The ones from Lisle you linked are the ones I use most but the small one is even too big sometimes for small filters then I go to the pliers like the HF one.
There are a couple of others like the Hazet adjustable band and 3 finger one but its rare I need to use them, if I was shopping for ones today I probably wouldn't buy them.



I've never had an issue using the smaller one for small filters. Granted, the smallest I've attempted to use with it is the Fram 7317 or Fram 6607 (same diameter, I believe). I'm not aware of any smaller diameter filters than that. I wonder if a sheet of sand paper in between the filter and the wrench would help in that case, if one doesn't have the pliers? Just thinking out loud...


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98 Camaro Z28 - 120k - QS Defy 5w30/AC Delco PF46
Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: billt460] #4439221
06/23/17 08:13 AM
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Cincinnati
Chris Meutsch Offline
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Cincinnati


2005 Honda CR-V EX, 263k
Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: billt460] #4439225
06/23/17 08:15 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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Upstate NY
Changing oil since the mid 1970s so I have a large assortment of filter wrenches of various sizes and types.

Last one I bought was a Lisle spring loaded jaws one.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: billt460] #4439259
06/23/17 09:08 AM
06/23/17 09:08 AM
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Massachusetts
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I use one very similar to this with with great success.
https://www.amazon.com/Three-Legged-Oil-Filter-Wrench-2pack/dp/B00VPQIS66


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Carl

2013 Rav4 XLE
2017 Rogue Sport SV
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Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: Chris Meutsch] #4439323
06/23/17 10:17 AM
06/23/17 10:17 AM
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E. Tennessee
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Originally Posted By: Chris Meutsch


So strange. I bought this one and could not get it to grip no matter what I did on two differnet sized filters. It did not seem broken at all, just a poor design. I sent it back. Maybe user error on my part, IDK.


His: '12 Kia Optima SX - 2.0L GDI Twin-Scroll Turbo [Tuned] (74K)
>EDGE 0W-40, Fram XG9688
Her's: '14 Nissan Rogue SL AWD - 2.5L NA (70K)
>EDGE 0W-20, Fram XG6607
Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: billt460] #4439331
06/23/17 10:29 AM
06/23/17 10:29 AM
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DFW
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DFW
My favorite is oil filter pliers. That's all I use anymore. They even work on Toyota cartridge housings.

Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: billt460] #4439355
06/23/17 10:52 AM
06/23/17 10:52 AM
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Outer Banks, NC
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I can vouch for the design of the cast aluminum one that you listed first. At least it worked fine on my 1993 Grand Cherokee, first year of the V-8.


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 15K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 87K
2007 Infiniti M35, 106K
Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: billt460] #4439387
06/23/17 11:42 AM
06/23/17 11:42 AM
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Texas
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Texas
I buy the socket tool for each of my spin on cars.

Its far easier for me.

I used to mess with sandpaper on my hand to try to spin it off, but my hands are getting weak and the socket is so much easier.

The lisel ones are the best, but I have two cheap ones from Advance and they work fine.

Bring in one of your new filters to make sure you get the right size.

Obviously you can't use the KN filters with the nut anymore.


'11 Hyundai Sonata GLS
'11 Scion XB
Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: billt460] #4439522
06/23/17 01:47 PM
06/23/17 01:47 PM
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Manchester, England
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Manchester, England
I'm currently using a filter with an end that can be spun off using a screwdriver, spanner or any other flat ish edge. Never needed to use it though, oil the gasket and HAND tighten and it will come off by hand.

The last resort is the screwdriver method but it's messy.


Cable ties should hold it
Re: Oil Filter Wrenches ?? [Re: billt460] #4439569
06/23/17 02:34 PM
06/23/17 02:34 PM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Is this a 5.7L V8? My father's 2013 has the 5.7L and the filter is kind of odd to get to. It is more of an issue because of the stupid plastic skid plate access hole, not the filter location itself.

I use one of the end cap wrenches. Fits right over the flutes on the end of the Wix oil filter.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (33k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
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