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Old 06-06-2007
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anybody have this problem?

every time i change my oil, i have hell getting the damn filter off. last time my bf had to hammer a screwdriver into the end of it to let air flow in and pop it free.
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never had a problem with it... i always take the oil pan cap off first and drain the oil then take the filter off so i dunno if that matters
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There really shouldn't be any suction, when you change your filter. Put a little oil on your finger and get enough on the rubber seal on the new filter to cover the whole thing, that makes it easier to take off the next time you change it.
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oil filter wretch and no problems
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i always take the pan plug out and putthe oil on the new filter. i dont know i thought about the new k&n filter but dont feel like shellin out 15bucks for a filter
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use the ford motorcraft filters and oil, i really like their stuff and it stands up good when i feel like giving my truck a workout
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I always hated changing the oil on my old 3.0 it was such a pain in the *** to remove the old oil filter.
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Channel Locks. If that dont work then a screw driver and hammer work wonders.
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sometimes... it seems to only happen if i over tighten the old one
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I always hated changing the oil on my old 3.0 it was such a pain in the *** to remove the old oil filter.
x2 They had it in such a stupid location and a stupid angle. I love my 4.0 ahhh so easy
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Sounds like you are tightening it too tight when your putting it on after changing the oil. Most books say hand tighten or a LITTLE more. I always hand tighten mine, then take an oil filter wrench to it and turn it 1/4 turn. When removing, I reach up there with the oil filter wrench and easily loosen it. Then I take a 2 liter bottle with the top half cut off and unscrew the filter the rest of the way with the bottle around it, so all the oil and filter drop into the bottle.
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when i put my new oil filters on i only put them on as tight as i can with my hand. them taking them off is hard especially my old 3.0 what a pain in the ***. but my 03 is drip drop done
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Sounds like you are tightening it too tight when your putting it on after changing the oil. Most books say hand tighten or a LITTLE more. I always hand tighten mine, then take an oil filter wrench to it and turn it 1/4 turn. When removing, I reach up there with the oil filter wrench and easily loosen it. Then I take a 2 liter bottle with the top half cut off and unscrew the filter the rest of the way with the bottle around it, so all the oil and filter drop into the bottle.
my thoughts exactly... cool coke bottle trick.. but the you dont have to crank down on a oil filter for it to stay on, the compression from the engine is gonna suck it on there and its not gonna come off... oil filter wrench should do the trick
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Yeah the 3.0s is a pain in the *** to get off, i have to put the wrench in from up top then get underneath to loosen it, the previous owner wedged a funnel under the filter to drain all the oil into when you take the filter off, but that prevents me from getting the wrench on it from the bottom. dang that was a long sentence lol.
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Ive never found it that hard to change the filter on my 3.0L. I just lay underneath, reach up with one hand, and unscrew. Takes all of 5min to replace.
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The taurus has a 3.0 (vulcan) and I never had a problem, I think you are tightening it too much...
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Ahhh just put a bodylift on the truck. Its easy as heck on mine. I just reach through the fenderwell and unscrew it. I've never changed the oil on anything easier than my truck after the body lift. Complete oil change in 10 minutes.
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Body lifts also help 100% when doing a tune up, to get to the plugs....lift the flaps up and your in...

My filter normally isnt too bad to get off.....you just reminded me that my oil needs changed asap....

Rocky
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Yeah I was going to say mine is pretty easy. I always just hand tighten mine as much as possible and then loosen it by 1/2 a turn. Never had a problem.
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use the ford motorcraft filters and oil, i really like their stuff and it stands up good when i feel like giving my truck a workout
sweet, someone else that knows whats going on.
i would never run a fram filter on my truck nor would i recommend one to anyone else.
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Channel Locks. If that dont work then a screw driver and hammer work wonders.
haha i have a HUGE pair of channel locks just for that. stupid huge fl-1a filter lol..
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Us old timers (can't believe I just said that) used to read the little instructions printed on the side of oil filters that said :

Tighten filter by hand until the gasket makes contact , then turn 3/4 of a turn more.

Done this for about 30 years and never had a problem.
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ok guys. i know i'm a girl but i've been changing oil for awhile now. i never had this problem with my car. so and .
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ok guys. i know i'm a girl but i've been changing oil for awhile now. i never had this problem with my car. so and .
well I stoped changeing mine when i got the ranger bc i had problems getting in there to work but i do on our tractors and our John Deere is the worlds worst i had never had a problem changeing oil until then every time i have to shove a screw driver threw it and i lube and barely put them on so I feel your frustration
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i use k&n filter(discount at work, get it for same as any other filter) and i only put it on hand tight, comes right off when i change it no problem
and i dont believe in the little directions on the side of the filter either-my motorcycle the filters say to hand tighten, then another 2 full turns, you can never get them off, only go hand tight
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well I stoped changeing mine when i got the ranger bc i had problems getting in there to work but i do on our tractors and our John Deere is the worlds worst i had never had a problem changeing oil until then every time i have to shove a screw driver threw it and i lube and barely put them on so I feel your frustration

well, i'm small so my hands fit in really easy.

thanks guys and sorry about last nights post. bad mood.
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