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Old 06-19-2008
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Oil Filter Removal

I am going to do my first oil change on my new 2008 4 liter engine.I have
500 miles on the engine, gonna get rid of that crappy oil ,gonna use Ford dealer oil for now , then later going to synthetic oil. they say the first time
you try to take the filter off it is on very tight , what in your opinion is the
best kind of oil fiter removal tool on 4 liter engine gonna buy one and there
are 3 or 4 different types .Thanks.
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I'm sorry man but when I saw your title all I could think of was this:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...filter+removal

lol
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They are super tight the first time , I heard they install them with an impact and I don't doubt that one bit.
Use a claw, an extension, and a long 3/8 ratchet
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02820523000P


same advice i gave on the other thread, the claw even works on beat up filters. So you can save your friends with beat up filters.
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Large channel locks
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They are super tight the first time , I heard they install them with an impact and I don't doubt that one bit.
Use a claw, an extension, and a long 3/8 ratchet
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02820523000P


same advice i gave on the other thread, the claw even works on beat up filters. So you can save your friends with beat up filters.

That's nice! I need to get one of those!



And to the original poster, Get a K&N oil filter. They have like a 7/8 or 1" hex on the bottom of them, so you can take a ratchet and socket to them and break them loose. I've used them ever since the first oil change. For my 4.0 SOHC, part # HP-2010
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The good thing about them is they grip tighter the harder you turn, gotta love planetary gearsets lol.
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If you want something inexpensive, use a strap wrench (nylon web strap) that fits a 1/2" drive ratchet. I have used one, with success, for years.
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They are super tight the first time , I heard they install them with an impact and I don't doubt that one bit.
Use a claw, an extension, and a long 3/8 ratchet
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02820523000P


same advice i gave on the other thread, the claw even works on beat up filters. So you can save your friends with beat up filters.

ya a claw is nice. i dont like the one you posted. mac and cornwell make a sweet one thats a lot better. but that one will work
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X2 on the K&N oil flter. Alittle more money...well worth it!
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i bought a socket looking thing that locks into the grooves on the top (or bottom as it is on the engine) It works well for me.
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I'm with Cole, space permitting I've had great luck with the super-sized channel locks!

I love to see the look on my friend's faces when I grab those super-sized channel locks from my tool box!
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On my 08 4.0 the first filter change was difficult to break loose and there is no 'swing room to get much of a strap or channel lock in there. Ended up getting the socket type which worked fine. Getting the correct amount of flukes or whatever you call them is the only trick. Don't try to make the wrong one work, you'll just mess up the top making it all that much harder when you do get the right one.
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I'm with Cole, space permitting I've had great luck with the super-sized channel locks!

I love to see the look on my friend's faces when I grab those super-sized channel locks from my tool box!
They always get the filters off, even after the quick lube cranks them on. All the other things slip and **** you off.
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I'm sorry man but when I saw your title all I could think of was this:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...filter+removal

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just had to show everyone my flaw dont you
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Super Sized Channel Locks- FTW!
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