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Made the mistake of thinking the 'old screwdriver trick' was a better idea than driving to the dealer for an oil filter wrench. Damage was to the point of making the wrench ineffective when I conceded that I needed it.

Lesson learned. DOH!

(Really, I was trying to delete the thread...but can only edit.)
 

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I had to use a screwdriver on my first oil change, no dramas really.

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Gut the filter, there will be six holes in its base - open up a pair of long-nose pliers and stick the tips in two opposite holes... stick the ring end of a spanner/wrench on one handle and push the filter round by using the body of the wrench on the other handle! :) :think:


Or buy a K&N oil filter, NO dramas! :D
 

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Turning the proper way for removal....
Has ben done before...
 

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Get the jawed filter wrench from desmotimes or Harbor Freight. I found the K&N nut will round off sometimes on removal, so the wrench comes on handy.

Have a good one.
 

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I never believed in the screwdriver method. The crescent wrench always works. In fact, one time the POS bolthead welded to the top of the K&N oil filters was rounded and stripped. The crescent wrench did the job easily.
 

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470Four for the win!

Though it was tough going for a few attempts. Turns out angling that wrench at a diagonal across the plier handles (higher on the inside handle) provided better leverage than flat across the bottom. Worked like a charm.

Thanks folks (as always.)
 
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