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#11366215 - 01/23/16 11:50 PM Can't get the oil filter off!
BrianTx01 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/09
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Loc: Fort Worth
I went to change the oil in my Mercury 60 HP 4 stroke and I cannot get the filter off. Last year I bought a oil filter wrench (size F) that fits on a socket wrench. It worked just fine. This year I used the same darn wrench and it just slips on the filter. I tried to get adjustable belt type wrench and it impossible to get to because of the close quarters. Any suggestions?
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#11366233 - 01/24/16 12:40 AM Re: Can't get the oil filter off! [Re: BrianTx01]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/09
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Loc: Fort Worth
I solved my own problem. I put electrical tape around the filter and it provided enough friction for the socket filter wrench to grip.
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#11366831 - 01/24/16 12:33 PM Re: Can't get the oil filter off! [Re: BrianTx01]
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Registered: 11/18/06
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#11366840 - 01/24/16 12:39 PM Re: Can't get the oil filter off! [Re: BrianTx01]
Freeman Clark Offline
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Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1258
Loc: Temple, Texas
Have had to drive a screw driver into a lot of filters to break them loose.

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#11368446 - 01/25/16 08:21 AM Re: Can't get the oil filter off! [Re: BrianTx01]
Tommy Yetts Offline
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: Rockwall, TX USA
Did you buy the correct oil filter last year?
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#11370352 - 01/25/16 09:22 PM Re: Can't get the oil filter off! [Re: BrianTx01]
LOSTTEXAN Offline
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Registered: 05/10/09
Posts: 43
Loc: Pensacola, Fl
I've learned not to tighten oil filters as much as I used to, after resorting to the screwdriver method too many times!
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#11372693 - 01/26/16 08:55 PM Re: Can't get the oil filter off! [Re: BrianTx01]
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Registered: 06/06/11
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Remember to put fresh oil on the gasket, a dry gasket will do that every time.

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