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  1. #1
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    Default Oil filter wrench recommendations

    My oil filter is fairly inaccessible and for the first time I've been unable to get it off by hand, I obviously overtightened last year. I have a side on wrench but can't get enough purchase because of limited access and wondered about the various end on wrenches that are advertised eg:

    https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clar...il-filter-wre/

    https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cht2...-chain-wrench/

    Does anyone have any recommendations/thoughts? I don't mind paying for a good tool.

    As always, thanks in advance.
    Adventure before dementia

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Oil filter wrench recommendations

    Mine is like this

    1200px-Oil-filter-wrench.jpg

    I don't know if it's the best but I got it for 50p in a s/h tool shop and it works perfectly. I have also a Boa Constrictor strap wrench and that works fine
    Last edited by Twisterowner; 03-01-18 at 14:51.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Oil filter wrench recommendations

    A third type, which works well in restricted access areas :-

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Am-Tech-3-L...filter+removal
    I think, therefore I am. I am, therefore I sail.

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    Default Re: Oil filter wrench recommendations

    Rainbow Marine.
    www.rainbowmarine.co.uk

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    Default Re: Oil filter wrench recommendations

    I've got all of the Machinemart wrenches. I find the strap wrench cht245 the best for difficult filters and it doesn't split the casing. Have you tried wrapping a 120 grit electric sander sheet round the filter and trying to remove by hand? I know I have huge hands (20 years milking cows) but this works for me most times.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Oil filter wrench recommendations

    I use one of these. It's excellent. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003AMVZWC/ref=dp_cerb_1
    Jonathan / Aeolus

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Oil filter wrench recommendations

    As an alternative have a look at the cup type wrench

    http://www.lasertools.co.uk/products...-Filter-Wrench
    Tom, Sundance
    2wheels1keel.com

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Oil filter wrench recommendations

    As Andrew wrote, strap wrench does the job (and others), even in confined spaces. Something like this, which works with both 3/8 and ½ inch drives: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-5613...s=strap+wrench
    Mac

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Oil filter wrench recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by sarabande View Post
    A third type, which works well in restricted access areas :-

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Am-Tech-3-L...filter+removal
    Isn't this Am-Tech 3-Leg tool exactly the same as the Clark Two Way Three Jaw tool OP had in his link?

    All the ones mentioned earlier are MUCH better than the type shown below (so avoid these):

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SWIVEL-OI...D/332171035614

    I was given one of these and they are pretty useless. Strap and chain types were much better (luckily, I found mine a few months after losing it).

    I found one like the one in #6 (Aeolus) in Spain for under 2 euro and it also works very well, so kept on boat.
    Last edited by Mistroma; 03-01-18 at 18:31.

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    Default Re: Oil filter wrench recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Aeolus View Post
    I use one of these. It's excellent. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003AMVZWC/ref=dp_cerb_1
    +1 for that.

    I had one of the constrictor type strap wrenches: -
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/BOA-13-2612...s=strap+wrench
    ...and it was rubbish. The metal band wrench is far better.

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