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#1 renault4

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 07:18 PM

can anyone recomend an oil filter wrench/spanner /socket for a defender 90?
I have one that is like a piece of chain with a socket on the end which works fine on other cars where
access is not such a problem, but on a defender?.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 07:29 PM

I've got a very cheap bike chain thingy with a pressed steel handle. I had no problem getting my filter off. Also use it to hold the shocks tight while undoing and doing up the nuts :)
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 07:37 PM

I have one of these works really well

http://www.screwfix....n...mp;x=10&y=2

you can get a very similar one from Machine mart as well
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 07:58 PM

^^^ yep, that's what I use as a last resort and not failed me yet, excellent piece of kit. IIRC mine came from halfords.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:01 PM

I have the chain type and have used it for years - even on defenders. The TD5 would be better off with the strap type though as the filter is very rogue trooper tight :P


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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:22 PM

I have one of these works really well

http://www.screwfix....n...mp;x=10&y=2

you can get a very similar one from Machine mart as well

I've often wondered if they worked.

I have the old chain on a lever thing that generally tears the filter can apart before it loosens it. It was as useful as stabbing the can with a screwdiver and then levering it off.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:35 PM

I have one of these works really well

http://www.screwfix....n...mp;x=10&y=2

you can get a very similar one from Machine mart as well


Vehicle Wiring Products do those as well

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:04 PM

I don't use one, I just grab it tightly & unscrew the filter by hand.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:43 PM

i've got one like the screwfix one... works brilliantly, the more force you put on it, the tighter it gets.... it'll crush the can rather than slip...
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:05 PM

girls.

real men use a screwdriver hammered through the filter.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:22 AM

i found that the strap type with the lever didnt work so well in some tight applications, so i bought one of these.

you use it with a normal ratchet so its easy to use in tight spaces.


http://www.diytools......00mm-cap).asp

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 08:39 AM

I don't use one, I just grab it tightly & unscrew the filter by hand.


Ralph,
were you a professional wrestler by the name Killer Karl Krup who's finishing move was "The Claw"
He had the claw of death!

LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously,
I use the same tool as ChrisV8, works perfectly gripping firmly releasing the seal directly.


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Posted 03 May 2008 - 06:43 PM

Ralph,
were you a professional wrestler by the name Killer Karl Krup who's finishing move was "The Claw"
He had the claw of death!

LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously,
I use the same tool as ChrisV8, works perfectly gripping firmly releasing the seal directly.


Cheers,
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We use the strap type wrench on the buses we service. I have a Sykes Pickavant now, the second wrench I have had since the seventys. A filter on a new cumins engine broke my first one two years ago, that was strap wrench grunt bar and a peice of tube on the handle. We fitted a filter head comple asuming the Yanks had thread locked the old one on. :angry:

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:43 PM

Ralph,
were you a professional wrestler by the name Killer Karl Krup who's finishing move was "The Claw"
He had the claw of death!

LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously,
I use the same tool as ChrisV8, works perfectly gripping firmly releasing the seal directly.


Cheers,
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I've a fairly good grip & when fitting the oil filter I just smear the seal with a film of engine oil & tighten the filter by hand.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:54 PM

I've a fairly good grip & when fitting the oil filter I just smear the seal with a film of engine oil & tighten the filter by hand.


Tried all the above^^^^^

Now I just use a set of plier type grips from Halfords 10 IIRC cant be faulted.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:10 PM

another way of removing the filter that i have used is by wrapping a long length of rope around the filter so that when i pull on it, the rope tightens and unscrews the filter. if you have the first few layers of the rope overlapping it makes sure that it doesnt slip.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:57 PM

I have used chain wrenches and strap wrenches in the past and binned them all. The first LR I worked on with a spin on canister was a 2.5 TD. There is so little room to move a wrench, the strap stretched too much and I ran out of space, the chain wrench just chewed the filter up - big mess. My favoured tool became a Sykes Pickavant tool bought in Halfords, it's similar to the Screwfix item mentioned above and has never failed to move a filter, without wrecking it in the process.

Having said this I have never need a wrench for a V8 filter due to it being so easily accesible to both hands.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:58 PM

I don't use one, I just grab it tightly & unscrew the filter by hand.



:blink: I am with Western on that. I do use the "Grab-and-hold-your-breath-while-wrenching-til-it-gives-up" method and it works well with me.. ( Haven't been a wrestler nor a strangler :huh: )

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:40 AM

It's only fitted "hand tight" if you cant remove it by hand the screwdriver / hamer method works well, a bit messy and please be aware of the temperature of your engine oil.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:50 AM

I've a fairly good grip & when fitting the oil filter I just smear the seal with a film of engine oil & tighten the filter by hand.


How do you manage to get your hands in there...In fact how do you manage to reach the damn thing....

I'm seriously thinking og going remote for mine.....

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