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Old 12-06-2008, 10:22 PM
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Default Oil change from hell!

So, last week I managed to rip the bowels out of my car and repair the air con evaporator with not too many hassles. So why did my simple oil change turn into a major.
I have done it plenty of times in the past and always had a few hassles with the small filter but nothing like this one.
I started with a filter remover and it just went from bad to WTF have I started!
The pictures say it all. Luckily it came out when I went and bought a cheap fabric remover, but it was touch and go. I was crapping myself at what to do next if this never worked.
I was not going to post this out of sheer shame, but though what the hell.
You might need a laugh!
Sure, it's funny now, but two hours ago it was anything but.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:23 PM
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Oh yeah, all I have to do now is wait for the car to cool down and take out about 1 litre of oil.
I even overfilled it!
What a day....
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:52 PM
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Wow... Hope tomorrow is a better one.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:48 AM
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oops...note to self, only hand tighten/do not over-tighten small filter...it's tempting though to tighten a little bit more, just to make sure, so it won't leak...
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Old 12-07-2008, 01:03 AM
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You mean, oops, note to self....have a V drink first and THINK about what I am doing. Think think think....
Man these cars are fast!
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glad to hear everything is working out ok, and no damage is done. Yes IMO you must think clearly and carefully when doing anything to these cars. Other cars that I own/have owned, I would just go ahead and do any maintenance and perhaps learn on the way, with this car even adding a litre of oil must be clearly thought through...ask me how I know
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:27 AM
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Well, as I like to say "If it ain't one thing, it's my mother"

That is one mangled filter. I can hear you now, "Oh s it, please work..Oh s it, please work."

Been there done that. It's better than having my mother around
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:42 AM
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A little confused, so was the filter over tightened?

This is one of the best tools ever invented...a must for any oil change guy at home - fully adjustable too!!!:

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I don't think that tool will fit in the space available. That filter looks a lot better than one I had. I ended up chiseling it out in 1" square pieces, then used a long punch and a BFH to get the base to rotate enough to remove. I was starting to think I'd have to pull the engine to get it off! My only consolation was that someone else had changed the filter that one time.
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I don't think that tool will fit in the space available. That filter looks a lot better than one I had. I ended up chiseling it out in 1" square pieces, then used a long punch and a BFH to get the base to rotate enough to remove. I was starting to think I'd have to pull the engine to get it off! My only consolation was that someone else had changed the filter that one time.

Seriously, that makes me feel a lot better! I thought I was the only one that suffered this fate.
Hard to imagine having to use a chisel. I was also thinking about how hard it would be to pull the engine out, turn it upside down, remove the piece of mangled s**t and put it all back.
Yesterday there was a god, thats all I can say!
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:34 PM
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I used to overtighten oil filters and covers on air filters and had same problems. Doesn't take much torgue to crush these oil filter cans. My friend who owns a shop and had to do the surgical removals sometimes asked me how many oil filters have I seen on the street. Good point
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