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post #1 of 5 Old Apr 10th, 2014, 3:04 pm Thread Starter
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stripped bolts holding oil filter

Hi Folks, Could use some help.

The last 2 times my engine oil was changed by 2 different dealers. Somehow 2 of 3 bolts that hold the oil filter plate are wrong. The one remaining is a 5m head. The 2 remaining are smaller, but not a 4m.

Any suggestions as to how to get them out, I feel the insides are stripped.

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post #2 of 5 Old Apr 10th, 2014, 4:25 pm
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Re: stripped bolts holding oil filter

Not sure what you are referencing, but the oil filter cover should have three M6 Socket Head Cap Screws holding it in place (metric screws with a 6mm dia. thread). These take a 5mm Allen Key (hex wrench). You'll need to find a wrench that fits the socket heads to be able to turn it anti-clockwise, and if it is stripped you may be able to grip it with pliers or a Vice-Grip and pull while turning it anti-clockwise.

The alternative is not pleasant. You'll need to carefully cut off the heads to be able to remove the oil filter cover, and then use a small stud extractor or Vice Grip to extract the remaining part of the screws. If this does not work, you'll need to cut the screws flush with the face of the oil pan, and then drill them out. You want to avoid this if at all possible.

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Re: stripped bolts holding oil filter

The early bikes were all 5mm allen heads and then they shifted to Torx (t-20 or T-25) in about 07-08 so try a Torx driver to get them out. They maybe all the dealers can get any more.

When you put them back turn until they bottom out and go no farther. The o-ring does the sealing not the torque of those bolts (9 Nm).

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Re: stripped bolts holding oil filter

If the centers are stripped, I think you should be able to grip the outside of the heads with a small vise-grip (size 4WR). It might take some searching to find this size, but I have had good luck with them. A larger size might also work, but might have clearance problems for turning.

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Re: stripped bolts holding oil filter

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If the centers are stripped, I think you should be able to grip the outside of the heads with a small vise-grip (size 4WR)...

YEP.


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