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Old 11-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #11
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And the Purolator Pure 1 has non slip paint so haven't had to use a wrench for as long as I can remember. Of course an over tightened filter is a different story.

My hands have been a little warm a few times, but I let things cool enough not to get burned. Also, if the oil is too hot, then its too easy to get a little hole if you use the freezer bag over the filter trick and that's no fun, and I wouldn't know anything about dropping the whole thing, missing my drip pan, and covering myself and driveway with oil.
My last change I got the Purolator Synthetic. Since I only change once a year, it seemed like a good idea. But then, what do I know?
I like the non-slip finish on the can too. Plus, it seems to be very robust besides.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:12 PM   #12
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I used a pair of pump pliers on my first oil change to get mine off. Its not ideal but its all I had and it did the job. Dealer had it so damn tight it was't even funny. Hand tight people hand tight that's all it takes.
LOL same here. I've always done my own oil changes and have never had or needed a filter wrench. I you put it on hand tight all you will need is your hand to get it off when the time comes.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:31 PM   #13
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Re: Oil Filters / Wrench size

I buy this oil filter wrench on ebay. item 370669916534 $10.75 free s/h. for toyota matirx 64 mm. It fit toyota 64mm, honda oem oil filter, as well as napa, wix filter. 100% work 100 % fit.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:52 PM   #14
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Re: Oil Filters / Wrench size

Purolator Classic filters are the best value out there - replacing the Supertech filters that used to be of much better quality. There is no need to make an oil filter too tight. I use the method of one full turn once the rubber seal makes contact with the mounting surface. I've never had any leaks and I've never had to use a wrench to get an oil filter to come off. If you can't turn the old filter by hand when you're trying to remove it, you put it on too tight.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #15
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Re: Oil Filters / Wrench size

Like Jonb, hand tighten and hand loosen works for me.
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Re: Oil Filters / Wrench size

I only install my oil filters by hand, and 90 % of the time I can not remove them by hand even though I do not tighten them hard, the $6 wrenches is my insurance for removing them rather than the hammer screwdriver twist method that I had to do once before on my truck
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Re: Oil Filters / Wrench size

Do you coat the gasket with a thin film of fresh oil when you put the new filter on? I don't know if that would make a difference or not, but that is my normal practice. I dip my finger in fresh oil and wet the gasket, add some oil to the inside of the filter, then tighten it snugly by hand. I never have a problem removing by hand.
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Re: Oil Filters / Wrench size

I do, after wiping the mating surface on the block clean. It seems it is often recommended in the instructions on the box.
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Re: Oil Filters / Wrench size

Same here. Wipe the mating surface and then coat the rubber seal on the filter with a little clean oil. Easy on, easy off. Never any issues turning it by hand when changing.
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Re: Oil Filters / Wrench size

Applying oil to the gasket also keeps it from tearing or spinning in the filter housing. Be careful when adding oil to the filter, the big hole in the middle is the clean side of the filter.
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