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It depends where it is on the filter, he took a good chunk out of it.
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It really isnt that big of a hole i could prbly put a piece of plastic over the hole then put putty over that.
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I wouldnt risk it. Jam a screwdriver clean thru both sides and turn it like an 1/8 or 1/4 of an inch, as much as you can, and hopefully that will break the seal.

For your next filter, if you really wanna avoid this problem, use a K&N oil filter...It's got a 1'' nut welded to it!
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thats the thing i've checked local stores like Farm and fleet and wal-mart and kmart doesn't even have this stuff. Those are the only stores that are around here and all they have are those FRAM filters where would i get a k&N one?
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do you have a checkers or a schucks, autozone? they usually have k&n filters
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Autozone will have them. I use the Motorcraft filters and I've never had a problem popping them off.
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hmm autozone is about 20 min away i think... what about like orielys ? or advance
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Yeah any place like that should have them Autozone is just the one closest to me.
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Just an FYI, I am a volkswagen guy, and a tech teacher (Dan J Reed) on the website vwvortex did a test on a k&n filter, and well basically, they suck.

Always use and OEM (Motorcraft) on your car.
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Thats exactly what happened to me when I tried changing my oil for the first time right after I bought my truck..

I tried everything, finally had to resort to grabbing a long breaker bar to use as a hammer, and a screwdriver.. pounded it through both sides, and used that as a hand hold to crank it until it popped loose.. Then I put on a proper filter, and made sure to put some clean new oil on the top seal.. when i changed it about a thousand miles ago it slid off nice and neat with two hands twisting it off with a bit of effort.. just how it shoudl be =)
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I've used a plumbers chain wrench.In fact as I was wandering through Harbor Freight the other day , they had one on the shelf that takes a 3/8 drive .
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3 pages and it's not solved yet............someone drive over there and give the poor SOB a helping hand. It's like watching a bird twitching after it got hit by a car.

List in which to remove an oil filter.

1 - Hand (for the young guy)
2 - Oil filter removal tool (most of us DIY'ers use this)
3 - Channel locks (if you can get them in there)
4 - Screwdriver through the bloody thing!!!!

......and if it still isn't coming off......well that will teach you for either a) putting it on WAAAY too tight, or b) buying a cheap @ss filter where the seal *REALLY* sealed on there.
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lol got it off

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How did you get it off?

I use something like this but mine wraps more around the filter

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How did you get it off?

I use something like this but mine wraps more around the filter


Channel locks and i tried to use those but didn't have enough clearance to use it properly.
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You beat the hell out of that filter!

K&N Filters were shown to be good filters in a few 4x4 magazines I read (yeah yeah I know, doesnt say anything)

Cut apart a Fram and cut apart a K&N and compare the amount of filter media
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wats wrong with fram...i used the Fram tough gaurd stuff...never had a problem with it.
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Now how bout some pics of what's left of your knuckles ?
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I had this happen on the atv. I ended up getting a filter wrench (like an adjustable spanner wrench) and EVENTUALLY got it off. It took a lot.

also strap wrench will work.

I had this happen to me even after I oiled the seal...I dunno what the problem is.
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Why cant all the filters have one of those things at the bottom like the K&N's
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The K&N doesn't look so bad. No cardboard in it.
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You also pay out the teeth for a K&N, 11 bucks as opposed to 3. They claim the sides of the can are stronger too for rocks getting flung up there and such...
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Well I pay about 9 for the Mobile One that I use now so whats a few more bucks. Also I can get them for $8. Another thing is I'm going to start changing my oil every 5K instead of every 3K.

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lol i cant believe this thread got 3 pages long...
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