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I am having a problem removing the old oil filter. Even though I used a torque wrench to tighten it to the correct spec, it is on very tight. So tight that the filter wrench slips. I tried putting a piece of cloth over the end of the filter to take up some slack, That felt tighter but it still slips.
This being my second LT, I've changed oil maybe 40 times, but never had this kind of problem. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Dave, there are lots of posts at the bottom of the page that may help.
Try some fine grit sand paper between your wrench and the filter as a start.

Here is a thread that offers some additional suggestions
 

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PMitchell said:
Dave, there are lots of posts at the bottom of the page that may help.
Try some fine grit sand paper between your wrench and the filter as a start.

Here is a thread that offers some additional suggestions
+1 for sand paper, it always worked for me.
 

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Torque wrench ? How many ft.lbs did you set it to ?

Don't use a torque wrench... Just 3/4 turn after the gasket contacts the base...

A little tap with a hammer to help seat the wrench after you add the sand paper will help get things off...

I said a little tap...Use a small hammer, Not a sledge...

Good Luck

John
 

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I had the same problem.

Drilled 2 holes in the fillter wrench. Using 2 5/16 in. socket head screws into the filter then removed the filter without a problem.

Hope this helps.
 

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bemmerbiker said:
I had the same problem.

Drilled 2 holes in the fillter wrench. Using 2 5/16 in. socket head screws into the filter then removed the filter without a problem.

Hope this helps.
drilled up from the bottom I assume, great last resort post!
 

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ALWAYS put a little oil on the rubber gasket before installing a new filter! :bmw:
 

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Thanks for all the responses.
Finally got the sucker off this morning. Sand paper didn't work.
I put three screws through the bottom of the filter wrench into the filter then used my torque wrench set to unscew and it came loose. I used the torque wrench because it had a longer lever arm to pull on.
To get at the bottom with my srew driver a friend held the bike off to one side on one leg of the center stand (his idea, not mine). It worked like a charm to give me enough clearence to get at the bottom. He siad he could have held it there all day so I guess it wasn;'t too heavy.
Thanks again for the help.
 

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WOW - "held the bike off to one side on one leg of the center stand"

And you were under or around the bike when this was happening - I take risks all the time
but this one makes me a little nervous . . . it would appear that you do not need to make a
practice of this in the future!!
 

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Glad that it worked out...how tight did you go with your replacement filter? (Sorry, just had to ask...)
 

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deanwoolsey said:
The legs on the center stand are hollow. Just something to think about, you had 900 pounds setting on one hollow leg.

Man, that aint't nutin, I got 220 #s on two hollow legs that I our beer and scotch into all the time.

WIMPS !
 
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