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So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« on: April 20, 2018, 08:50:08 PM »
Hello Lisle!   thumbsup2

This HF wrench has been stuck on the filter since the last oil change, 4000 miles ago.   SHF
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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 08:52:54 PM »
 thumbsup2 thumbsup2 thumbsup2 Lisle all the way -- all my filter wrenches are Lisle.

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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 09:05:26 PM »
I've got two of them now.  Originally I bought a bigger one than I needed but decided to keep it.  My '03 Frontier and '04 CRV both take the same size filter which makes it easy when I buy them.
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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 02:23:49 AM »
I've got two of them now.  Originally I bought a bigger one than I needed but decided to keep it.  My '03 Frontier and '04 CRV both take the same size filter which makes it easy when I buy them.

My 05 Santa Fe,  97 Accord, 90 Miata all take the same filter.  I think my mothers Saturn does too lol
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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 01:48:43 PM »
Hello Lisle!   thumbsup2

This HF wrench has been stuck on the filter since the last oil change, 4000 miles ago.   SHF

Well I guess being stuck made the filter easier to get off lolx
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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 09:56:08 PM »
Hello Lisle!   thumbsup2

This HF wrench has been stuck on the filter since the last oil change, 4000 miles ago.   SHF

Well I guess being stuck made the filter easier to get off lolx

I thought that would be the case, but no.  The hole the extension goes in was stripped, so after the HF wrench came off, I needed the Lisle wrench to get the filter off.   billcat
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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018, 10:02:20 PM »
If it’s stuck to the old filter , it will be easy to throw away .....


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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018, 10:45:41 PM »
Unlike Bruce and you lucky guys that can choose what to install I see them all.
    I just could not get by with just one socket or type of filter tool.

  I get by with a pliers type even if its nowhere near perfect for all.

     But, if a kit of the socket types ever shows up locally at a good price I would try them.

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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 12:21:21 AM »
What in the hell did you buy it from harbor freight for in the first place??
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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 12:25:41 AM »
I much prefer the pliers to those sockets. I have never had any luck with them at all. They just cause additional frustration. I've never used a Lilse though so maybee they are better. Of coarse I only need a tool when I'm lazy enough to let those clowns at jiffy lube do an oil change. I always put them on by hand and can get them back off by hand.

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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2018, 01:53:23 AM »
What in the hell did you buy it from harbor freight for in the first place??
You should know better Bslap

True, true.  lolx
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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2018, 04:02:04 AM »
This HF wrench has been stuck on the filter since the last oil change, 4000 miles ago.

So you got it stuck installing the filter at the last oil change? Is it in a bad spot where you can't get it hand tight?

Will that Lisle filter wrench tighten filters? I use the 3 pronged filter wrenches and they'll only work counter clockwise.

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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2018, 09:11:07 AM »
This HF wrench has been stuck on the filter since the last oil change, 4000 miles ago.

So you got it stuck installing the filter at the last oil change? Is it in a bad spot where you can't get it hand tight?

Will that Lisle filter wrench tighten filters? I use the 3 pronged filter wrenches and they'll only work counter clockwise.

It won't tighten the filter.  I can hand tighten it though it's a little hard to reach.  That's what I'll do from now on.
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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2018, 10:35:25 AM »
I don't know about you guys but I like the band-type filter wrenches. Especially for these micro-can filters the cars use now. I took a cheapo band filter wrench and modded it, shortening the band and making it extra small just to get a filter off the work truck. Figured if I screwed it up I only lost a couple of bucks. I use 3-pronged and plier tools as well, never know what tool is going to work best in what car.
Though I have toyed around with the idea of going to K&N filters, as they have a 1" hex nut welded on the end so you can use a socket or box wrench. But at $15 a piece I'm still sitting on the fence.

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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2018, 11:42:59 PM »
I much prefer the pliers to those sockets.

 Ditto, pretty much fool proof.
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Re: So long POS HF oil filter wrench
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2018, 11:42:59 PM »