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    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    8 gallon oil change yesterday and got 6 of the 7 filters done. Bent the wrench and cut up my hands trying to get the last one off and it's still stuck. Ran out of time and will have to go at it again with a new filter wrench and some kind of pipe/persuader over the handle to get it to turn.

    It's a fuel filter but looks like your standard oil filter and, of course, is hidden behind all kids of pipes. lines, and wires. Last year, the old gasket stuck on there and I didn't notice, so when I put the new one on and was accelerating out of the harbor it started pissing diesel fuel all over the engine room and I probably compensated by cranking it down too hard when I figured out the issue and reinstalled it.

    Moral of the story, check for your old gaskets when changing filters. I've been doing oil changes for over 30 years and somehow forgot last Spring. Glad it was fuel and not oil or I would have had a $25k engine rebuild to do.

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    I once saw a friend pound a big screwdriver THROUGH a stuck oil filter and use that to twist it off. However, if that doesn't work and just shreds the filter you're back to trying to remove the remnants of what used to be an oil filter and unable to drive it until you can.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    I once saw a friend pound a big screwdriver THROUGH a stuck oil filter and use that to twist it off. However, if that doesn't work and just shreds the filter you're back to trying to remove the remnants of what used to be an oil filter and unable to drive it until you can.
    Jesus. If your filter is so tight that wrenching it off with a screwdriver pounded through it at a right angle isn't working you've got bigger problems than the remains of a filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    I once saw a friend pound a big screwdriver THROUGH a stuck oil filter and use that to twist it off. However, if that doesn't work and just shreds the filter you're back to trying to remove the remnants of what used to be an oil filter and unable to drive it until you can.
    Had to go that route on an old truck once that a prior owner had gone a little overboard with. Was saving that for a last resort here, but the below "persuader" that I put together took care of it. Made sure was at the correct tightness this year and accounted for all the gaskets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touring_Sedan View Post
    Jesus. If your filter is so tight that wrenching it off with a screwdriver pounded through it at a right angle isn't working you've got bigger problems than the remains of a filter.
    Sounds like his buddy must've had his oil changed at Wal-Mart or one of those quick lube places. I don't know what's wrong with those guys, but apparently they think it's best to over-tighten the ever living hell out of filters and hit the drain plugs with an impact wrench for good measure.

    Wal-Mart oil tech be like:
    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/QX-QJZq6iy0

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    Drivers seat in the 2000 Tj was trashed like all TJ driver seats. I scored a nice set for $250 out of a 2005 and put them in. Only 8 bolts, no rust. Guess which one snapped. Number 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cisco Kid View Post
    Drivers seat in the 2000 Tj was trashed like all TJ driver seats. I scored a nice set for $250 out of a 2005 and put them in. Only 8 bolts, no rust. Guess which one snapped. Number 8.

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    Undertaking a similar project with Mr. Myagi, my old FJ40. His seats from 1969 are a bit haggard so I'm welding up a frame for a new set of Procar Rally seats.

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    Sounds like a plan. Welding is a skill I lack. My swap was plug and play until it wasn't. I should have put some heat on the bolt to soften the 20 year old factory thread locker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Had to go that route on an old truck once that a prior owner had gone a little overboard with. Was saving that for a last resort here, but the below "persuader" that I put together took care of it. Made sure was at the correct tightness this year and accounted for all the gaskets.

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    I bet the filter was smashed after torquing on it with that.. Most of my whips don't have that much room on either side of the filter.. Something LIKE the screwdriver that allows for pushing and pulling from both sides opposite directions would be a nice new tool idea.. Assuming it doesn't already exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    I bet the filter was smashed after torquing on it with that.. Most of my whips don't have that much room on either side of the filter.. Something LIKE the screwdriver that allows for pushing and pulling from both sides opposite directions would be a nice new tool idea.. Assuming it doesn't already exist.
    Yeah, I've often wondered why there isn't a better filter wrench solution out there. Chevy 6.0s are a great example of a recessed filter that doesn't allow for a lot of mechanical help.

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    Always wondered why more manufacturers didnít put a welded hex nut on the top of the filter. K&N does, not sure how many others. Certainly not the brand the local auto parts store stocks.

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    Well, i Have a filter wrench (couple diff sizes) that you slide on top of the filter, and it lets you attach a ratchet, extension, breaker bar, or any combo of. They seem to work pretty darn well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    Well, i Have a filter wrench (couple diff sizes) that you slide on top of the filter, and it lets you attach a ratchet, extension, breaker bar, or any combo of. They seem to work pretty darn well.
    Yup. That's often the only way to get the one on my F150 off as you can't get meaningful leverage any other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    Well, i Have a filter wrench (couple diff sizes) that you slide on top of the filter, and it lets you attach a ratchet, extension, breaker bar, or any combo of. They seem to work pretty darn well.
    I have one cause itís needed for the Sienna cartridge style filter, and conveniently it fits the Mazdaís regular style filter as well - except for last weekend when I found out Mazda changed their filter sizeÖ

    Had one where I couldnít get it off even with the tool, it just rounded off the filter. No space to get a strap wrench on. Thought about puncturing it with the screwdriver - but then pictured the car getting towed to a garage when that failed. So filled it back up and drove to the garage. They just crushed it with some pliers and spun it off. Nice enough not to charge me for it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reverend Floater View Post
    Yeah, I've often wondered why there isn't a better filter wrench solution out there. Chevy 6.0s are a great example of a recessed filter that doesn't allow for a lot of mechanical help.

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    Hastings filters have a nut on the back like K&N filters, I've always thought they were made by Hastings, I could be wrong though.
    My go to for stuck filters is a big pair of Channel Locks but I've got a bunch of filter wrenches that will usually work before going to extremes.
    I just serviced one of the Sheriffs department boats with D6 Volvo Penta's, 44 quarts of oil, 4 oil filters, 4 water separators, and 2 fuel filters. I thought they had made it without hitting anything since I last serviced it 200 hours ago but they did bend a set of props, their bill is usually much higher..

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    There are oil filter pliers too, if you have a stuck one and a little space to work with. Much better than shoving a screwdriver through the filter - tried that once, made a big mess and then had jagged filter metal to deal with.

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    I have a 3 pronged one similar to this
    https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BK_7...&gclsrc=aw.ds& It almost always works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    Well, i Have a filter wrench (couple diff sizes) that you slide on top of the filter, and it lets you attach a ratchet, extension, breaker bar, or any combo of. They seem to work pretty darn well.
    Got one it still slips off downward.. helps to put a rag over the filter between the filter and cup thing

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    There are oil filter pliers too, if you have a stuck one and a little space to work with.
    Go those too. They totally crush the filter.. If it doesn't come loose at that point you're fucked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reverend Floater View Post
    Undertaking a similar project with Mr. Myagi, my old FJ40. His seats from 1969 are a bit haggard so I'm welding up a frame for a new set of Procar Rally seats.

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    Just swapped these in the Bronco. 6 way power on the drivers side. 3/16 plate steel mounted to the original seat mount. Still messing around with the height, but pretty damn good for $50 a seat plus about $50-60 in metal and grade 8 bolts.





    Once I get the height dialed, I will get the plates welded to the seat mounts.

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    Sweet. From an Eddie Bauer? They look like the ones from my old boss's truck. I put old Nissan Stanza minivan seats on swivel bases in my old CJ5 after driving it cross country with the old military seats. Oooooohhhh so sweet but yeah, height was a challenge especially the driver's side where the gas tank is under the seat brace. Yes it is inside, sketched me out when ashes would drop...

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    ^^^Luxury livin right there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    Just swapped these in the Bronco. 6 way power on the drivers side. 3/16 plate steel mounted to the original seat mount. Still messing around with the height, but pretty damn good for $50 a seat plus about $50-60 in metal and grade 8 bolts.





    Once I get the height dialed, I will get the plates welded to the seat mounts.
    3/16" steel plates? I knew Florida was crazy but I didn't know about the IEDs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Sweet. From an Eddie Bauer? They look like the ones from my old boss's truck. I put old Nissan Stanza minivan seats on swivel bases in my old CJ5 after driving it cross country with the old military seats. Oooooohhhh so sweet but yeah, height was a challenge especially the driver's side where the gas tank is under the seat brace. Yes it is inside, sketched me out when ashes would drop...
    Yup, my FJ40 has the same sketchy configuration. I've thought about putting a tank under the vehicle but I despise working with fuel systems.

    Maybe I DO need those steel plates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    Just swapped these in the Bronco. 6 way power on the drivers side. 3/16 plate steel mounted to the original seat mount. Still messing around with the height, but pretty damn good for $50 a seat plus about $50-60 in metal and grade 8 bolts.





    Once I get the height dialed, I will get the plates welded to the seat mounts.
    Just noticed the Kilmats on the roof. I'm about to plaster those suckers on Myagi's floor with marine carpet, as the 5.3L and headers are deafening in that cab. To top it off, Toyota always has that high pitched transfer case, just to make sure you get the lows AND highs.

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    97 Benz with short lived IR remote technology key has shit the bed. They don't make the switch blade/fob anymore, not that I would pay $4-500 for it. I'm reduced to using the valet key since the second one died many years ago. In the finest Euro engineering the driver side does not had e key hole, just the IR receiver so I need to walk over to the passenger side since the valet key doesn't open the trunk. according to Benzworld a $20 Amazon remote that only requires tapping into 4 wires will address this problem.
    Hoping this goes as planned since nothing I've touched recently has been smooth.

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    Daughter's Honda Fit has gotten the full stamp of approval post A/C repairs and new stereo/entertainment system.. She's blinging it out with stickers and accents to match her personal vibe. Makes me happy that she's happy with it now and not shopping for another car.
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