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Offline Luddfooter

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Oil Filter Help Required
on: 23 March, 2020, 05:12:03 PM
Hi guys, I have attempted to remove my oil filter today (2016 Tiger Sport) and it will simply not budge at all, this is despite using the correct filter wrench. I fitted the oil filter 1 year ago didn't over tighten it and smeared the rubber o ring with fresh oil before fitting, I can't understand why it will not move. I have also tried using belt strap wrench which snapped!! Has anyone any ideas how I can get it off?

Ta Phil

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Re: Oil Filter Help Required
Reply #1 on: 23 March, 2020, 05:26:31 PM
Maybe try heating it with a hot air gun if you have one, round the base.
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Re: Oil Filter Help Required
Reply #2 on: 23 March, 2020, 05:41:14 PM
*Originally Posted by Luddfooter [+]
Hi guys, I have attempted to remove my oil filter today (2016 Tiger Sport) and it will simply not budge at all, this is despite using the correct filter wrench.
Ta Phil

Is this using a cap type filter tool & a T bar & it won't undo? Got a pic of the tools you're using?
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Re: Oil Filter Help Required
Reply #3 on: 23 March, 2020, 07:00:35 PM
Knock a sharp screwdriver right through the filter body, avoiding the threaded boss. Then use the screwdriver to unscrew the filter.
 Obviously this is a last option after all none destructible methods have been tried.

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Re: Oil Filter Help Required
Reply #4 on: 23 March, 2020, 07:03:20 PM
First, stupid question, you are turning it the correct way yeah (it is upside down after all)?

Punch a hole near the bottom wall with a long screwdriver, let it drain.  Then use the hole and with hammer and big flat blade driver at an angle to tap it round n loosen it.

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Re: Oil Filter Help Required
Reply #5 on: 23 March, 2020, 07:44:09 PM
*Originally Posted by Sidewinder [+]
First, stupid question, you are turning it the correct way yeah (it is upside down after all)?

Punch a hole near the bottom wall with a long screwdriver, let it drain.  Then use the hole and with hammer and big flat blade driver at an angle to tap it round n loosen it.
Agreed.  The trick is to tap a nick in the rim adjacent the mounting boss so you can get purchase with a long screwdriver to then give it a tangential whack.

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Re: Oil Filter Help Required
Reply #6 on: 23 March, 2020, 08:34:31 PM
I had the same issue on my previous bike, a 650 bandit where the previous owner had screwed the oil filter on tight as f :172:
I bought this from  'alfords the 3 legs grip the filter and crush it slightly giving good purchase, if you get it right it will undo the filter without having to stick a screwdriver through it  :152:  due to the lack of space around the filter it will only undo it a few degrees before you have to re adjust it... but it will undo it.
https://www.halfords.com/tools/hand-tools/automotive-tools/halfords-advanced-adjustable-oil-filter-remover-926527.html
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Re: Oil Filter Help Required
Reply #7 on: 23 March, 2020, 08:42:50 PM
I don't understand why the proper tool won't undo it?
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Re: Oil Filter Help Required
Reply #8 on: 23 March, 2020, 08:53:56 PM
O ring gone hard and seized.against the sump face?
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Re: Oil Filter Help Required
Reply #9 on: 23 March, 2020, 08:59:44 PM
My thinking was with the correct cap type tool & T bar it should be possible to destroy the filter, never mind undo it. Maybe the OP doesn't have a good fitting tool, we don't know.
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