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Oil Filter Removal Tool

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I am about to do a oil and oil filter change on a N14 1992 Nissan Pulsar Ti 2.0 litre engine and I was just brushing up on the procedure in Hanyes car manual and it says for the 2 litre engine there is a special oil filter removal tool, I thought Ok had a look for the oil filter and I'm not surprised that I need a special tool, because of its very tight location!!!!!!
Has any one done an oil filter change on a N14 1992 Nissan Pulsar Ti 2.0 litre engine and if so what tool did you use (pics would be greatly appreicated)

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Peter
 

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you can pick those tools up at any autoparts store.. Should be under 10 bucks. But I would try and see if you can get your hand up in there first.
 

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Screwdriver anyone? That's what's been recommended to me. I've tried those oil filter wrenches and they just suck... well at least mine does. Get down and dirty and use a screwdriver! :thumbup:
 

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Yeah then how do you expect to get the new one back on.
 

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♣AsleepZ♣ said:
Yeah then how do you expect to get the new one back on.
Are you one of those people who use a filter wrench to put new oil filters on?

wildmane said:
Screwdriver anyone? That's what's been recommended to me. I've tried those oil filter wrenches and they just suck... well at least mine does. Get down and dirty and use a screwdriver!
A screwdriver? How do you get an oil filter off with that?
 

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ReVerm said:
Are you one of those people who use a filter wrench to put new oil filters on?



A screwdriver? How do you get an oil filter off with that?
Ya ram the sucka right through the bitch and twist it off... I thought that was general knowledge.
 

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Hydrolock said:
Ya ram the sucka right through the bitch and twist it off... I thought that was general knowledge.
Yeah...oil filters arent supposed to be on that tightly.
 

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♣AsleepZ♣ said:
you can pick those tools up at any autoparts store.. Should be under 10 bucks. But I would try and see if you can get your hand up in there first.
All ready had one(but to big for oil filter used for my Ford Falcon), bought another two oil removal tool, both good quality tools, just the wrong tool for the job. The problem is there is not enough room to move, even just getting my hand in there is a problem. There is just too many other pipes and brake fuild canister is just in the way

wildmane said:
Screwdriver anyone? That's what's been recommended to me. I've tried those oil filter wrenches and they just suck... well at least mine does. Get down and dirty and use a screwdriver!
Yeah had alook at that option and even then there is not enough room to move the screwdriver. just didn't want to risk it.

In the end I did't remove the oil filter, just replaced the oil. I sent nissan an email enquiring about this special removal tool, I'll keep u post when I find out more

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ReVerm said:
Are you one of those people who use a filter wrench to put new oil filters on?



A screwdriver? How do you get an oil filter off with that?
If you would've thought about what I said. Maybe you wouldn't have made yourself look like an ass by saying some smart comment.


If the only way you can get to the filter is with a screwdriver, is that how you expect to get the new one on?

How about you wait a second and think before you post. It doesn't take that long.

And no I use my hand taking off and on, it's quite easy:rolleyes:

EDIT : And by the way the screwdriver technique is for when the filter is "stuck" you push the tip through the filter and use it as a lever.
 

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♣AsleepZ♣ said:
If you would've thought about what I said. Maybe you wouldn't have made yourself look like an ass by saying some smart comment.


If the only way you can get to the filter is with a screwdriver, is that how you expect to get the new one on?

How about you wait a second and think before you post. It doesn't take that long.

And no I use my hand taking off and on, it's quite easy:rolleyes:
I'm not sure what you're talking about. I was asking wildmane a question. I have never, ever seen anyone puncture an oil filter with a screwdriver to remove it (nor have I considered that to be a serious option).

I was also asking you a question about an important detail. I thought it would be a good point to clarify so fudge doesn't go and strip the threads on the block by putting too much torque on the filter. I'm not sure where you get that it was a "smart ass" question.
 

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Yes as in refering to me as "One of those people who use filter wrenches to put the new one back on". I'm sure you were begin serious.... pft

The easy way to say it would be "Don't use the wrench to put the new one back on" and direct it to the original poster.
 

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♣AsleepZ♣ said:
Yes as in refering to me as "One of those people who use filter wrenches to put the new one back on". I'm sure you were begin serious.... pft

The easy way to say it would be "Don't use the wrench to put the new one back on" and direct it to the original poster.
The thing about that is, you could have just as easily said "Absolutely not. Forcing the oil filter back on with the wrench is just asking for trouble."

You're a little too quick to jump to the defensive. Relax. I just word things in a way so that it gets other people into these kinds of threads.

(Besides, I don't randomly jump down people's throats unless I really dislike them. :p )
 

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fudge1979 said:
All ready had one(but to big for oil filter used for my Ford Falcon), bought another two oil removal tool, both good quality tools, just the wrong tool for the job. The problem is there is not enough room to move, even just getting my hand in there is a problem. There is just too many other pipes and brake fuild canister is just in the way



Yeah had alook at that option and even then there is not enough room to move the screwdriver. just didn't want to risk it.

In the end I did't remove the oil filter, just replaced the oil. I sent nissan an email enquiring about this special removal tool, I'll keep u post when I find out more

Cheers

Peter
I saw this on the Au Pulsar forums:
http://forum.pulsar.org.au/showthread.php?t=18639

I'm not sure if you've seen it already, but it seems like they're having pretty decent luck with a flexible strap wrench.
 

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That's really weird. You can't even get to it from underneath the car?
Nah the only access is from the top, which I though was really weird, all the other cars that I've seen are located near the bottom, It's located on the top rear right hand side(drivers side) of the engine

Thanks for the links they were very helpful
 

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You should be able to have enopugh access for one of the two most common types of wrenches: End-cap & strap.

If you see examples of each of these designs, as well as your application, you should be able to figure out which one will work best for you. Try:

http://www.lislecorp.com/tool_browse_list.cfm?browse=9

The screwdriver trick can work ... but it should only be used once the canister is deformed. Often the screwdriver will tear through a filter and remove chunks of it but the baseplate remains stuck against the gasket-mating surface. Then, you need to take pliers such as vicegrips to try and get the jagged baseplate to spin off.

Best to use the proper tool, instead. And when installing the filter, as tight as you can get it by hand should suffice.
 

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ReVerm said:
The thing about that is, you could have just as easily said "Absolutely not. Forcing the oil filter back on with the wrench is just asking for trouble."

You're a little too quick to jump to the defensive. Relax. I just word things in a way so that it gets other people into these kinds of threads.

(Besides, I don't randomly jump down people's throats unless I really dislike them. :p )

Sorry, rough defensive day yesturday.. It's all good...

But yeah the screwdriver is not a good idea if you can't get your hand in there in the first place. Call nissan.
 

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Bror Jace said:
You should be able to have enopugh access for one of the two most common types of wrenches: End-cap & strap.

If you see examples of each of these designs, as well as your application, you should be able to figure out which one will work best for you. Try:

http://www.lislecorp.com/tool_browse_list.cfm?browse=9

The screwdriver trick can work ... but it should only be used once the canister is deformed. Often the screwdriver will tear through a filter and remove chunks of it but the baseplate remains stuck against the gasket-mating surface. Then, you need to take pliers such as vicegrips to try and get the jagged baseplate to spin off.

Best to use the proper tool, instead. And when installing the filter, as tight as you can get it by hand should suffice.
Jesus man, ya gonna put that in the book?

Screwdriver trick works fine if you can't get a wrench on it, never ripped it off and had the baseplate stick. It's just should not be your first method of attack.
 
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