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I glanced over at the cutting torch and welding machine.
Nah theres got to be a better way.
I've got two of those filter removal tools one is steel the other cast aluminum.
Both of them were just spinning on the filter @#%$&.
Stuck my break over bar in the cast one.
Then using a floor jack against the break over bar, shoved it up till the bike was just about unstable and gave the bar a turn. Whammo Bammo it came loose.
Feel free to use this method when yours gets stuck.
You do have to say Whammo Bammo when it comes loose though

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the first time I changed my filter it wouldn't budge and the tool turned on the filter a tip I got from my local mechanic. get a strip of emery tape put it in and around the tool, grit side to the filter and it will lock on and won't spin. a filter should not be as tight as you had. I turn min 3/4 of a turn from seal contact and never have a problem
 

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Ditto on the sandpaper, had same issue this weekend. Would like to blame the PO, but unfortunately I changed the oil last time. I had 220 wet/dry sandpaper laying around from a previous project and cut a strip to fit as described. Instant grip!
 

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Yup, had the same problem. Cure - drilled a couple small holes in the side of the filter wrench (the cheap type). Skrewed in a couple 1/4" sheet metal skrews. Cut the lead ends off (took a couple attempts) so the wrench fit on the filter with a few taps of a hammer and the skrew ends grab the filter and out she comes. This takes about 5 minutes and you can use the method time and time again. No need to pull out your hair - really quite simple.

The sand paper didn't work for me as it just spun in the wrench.
 

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I had a "stuck" filter, tried all of the above. couldn't get the three armed filter wrench into the hole, had to resort to removing the oil pan. This was my first oil change after I bought the bike. There was an oil filter with Japaneese writting on it!!! On a BMW? WTF?? well of it came I noticed it didn't have the same number of flutes as the Bosch replacement . glad I check and glad I didn't have to pay the dealer for an oil change, (I've never asked how much, my honda was $54) my $0.02
 

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Seems someone on here poo pooed my thread about this very thing, saying "they only get stuck if you put them on too tight"
I used one of those blue"paper" shop towels in the wrench and shoved it on the filter.
 

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I haven't had a tight filter yet, but if I do I'll get er unstuck no problem with one of the above methods. :dance:
 

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Morley said:
Seems someone on here poo pooed my thread about this very thing, saying "they only get stuck if you put them on too tight"
I used one of those blue"paper" shop towels in the wrench and shoved it on the filter.
You said poo!
 

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The part listed above from autozone works! You never have to go through extremes removing the filter. Shop rag, sand paper, forget it!
 

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Re: Stuck oil filter - NO PROBLEM!

I removed my filter the same way EVERY time. I simply drilled three holes through my filter wrench, and then used zip screws and screwed the wrench onto the filter. Cheap, easy, effective. HTH
 

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Re: Stuck oil filter - NO PROBLEM!

messenger13_ver2 said:
I removed my filter the same way EVERY time. I simply drilled three holes through my filter wrench, and then used zip screws and screwed the wrench onto the filter. Cheap, easy, effective. HTH
That sounds to me like the way to go. SO simple, yet effective.
I only found this thread tonight, AFTER i had hammered a screwdriver through the head and sidewall of the old one.
Your suggestion (and Big GEO) sounds better :)
 

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Beamer Bone Yards Bosch filter still stuck will attempt to change again with all solutions tried so far.just using their filter wrench doesn't work,now i wonder about the rest of their products they sell.I believe they know of this problem but haven"t come forward with a post to solve this problem,or for that matter haven't sent an e mail to their customers alerting them to this problem.They are probably thinking that the purchaser screwed the filter on too tight. Poor business practice,will see how long they stay in business because of this problem
 

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Been using Purolator's PL10241 since day one. (After first factory change)
I have never had a problem or had to grunt..
The original BMW was a little snug, but no violence occurred.
 

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Caveno said:
The part listed above from autozone works! You never have to go through extremes removing the filter. Shop rag, sand paper, forget it!
Caveno, I found a good picture of tge device you described in your previous post! I'm gonna get one. Looks like the cats meow and will work on any brand filter. Even one that has issues from previous removal attempts. Good find

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After two oil changes @ approx $52.00 per 4 quarts full syn i have finally removed that
@$%%^#^ Bosch oil filter,Went to auto zone bought that foreign car oil filter wench for
$10.00 and with a little patience and practice + a couple of closed fist poundings,it finally came free.Now i can used the next 6 with out wondering how am i going to get them out'
But now it's going to cost me $65.00 to do a proper oil change.
 
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