oil filter wrench???

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  1. mrporsche

    mrporsche New Member

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    I find the oil filter to be the most difficult to remove of any car I have worked on. What kind of oil filter wrench do you find satisfactory?
     
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    Big pair of channel locks. Then just hand tighten.
     
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    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    I bought from a Toyota dealer a cup-shaped tool that fits onto the bottom of the filter and has a square hole in the middle for a ratchet. It works great. Don't over tighten the filter when installing. Good luck!
     
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    Patrick Wong DIY Enthusiast

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    Exactly. This is the best tool for this particular job.

    Alternatively, bring an oil filter with you to your local auto parts store and find a cap wrench that has a good fit on the filter. Do not buy a cheap wrench made of plastic.
     
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    Autozone has an OEM Oil Filter "F" Cap Wrench for a couple bucks. The tool lists some of the filters it will fit on the inside, including the Fram TG4967 that I use. Makes oil changes a breeze.
     
  6. Mike500

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    The one at Autozone, unfortunately, doesn't fit. I returned it.

    This one fits perfectly.

    Amazon.com: Lisle 54930 65 mm Flute End Cap: Automotive

    That's my picture with the filter cap on my Prius"v" that I posted.

    If the dealer overtightened it, be careful, it can break.

    This one is stronger.

    Assenmacher Specialty Tools TOY 640 Oil Filter Socket Wrench for Toyota/Lexus : Amazon.com : Automotive

    If you want the best, get the OTC made service tool.

    Toyota OIL FILTER WRENCH Part Number 09228-06500-02

    I have all three.
     
  7. Patrick Wong

    Patrick Wong DIY Enthusiast

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    Note that Classic and 2G use the traditional oil filter which has its own metal shell, vs. 3G which has an oil filter that is just a cartridge. Hence the tool required to remove the 3G filter cap may be different than the tool required for the Classic/2G oil filter.
     
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    Mike500 Interessen-Gemeinschaft Prius

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    I've own this Lisle filter wrench for nearly 20 years. It still works for removing the stubbornest and tightest metal canister filter.

    Toyota OIL FILTER WRENCH Part Number 09228-06500-02

    The harder that you turn the wrench counterclockwise; the tighter it grips. I've NEVER not been able to remove a filter using the wrench.

    With the Fram "grip" coating, a lot of cap wrenches dont fit the end of the metal canister. You shouldn't be using a wrench to tighten it, anway. Unless, you have carpal tunnel.
     
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