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Oil Filter Wrenches etc.
Okay, I have tried three or four different oil filter wrenches none of
which has been any good for removing the larger of the two oil filters
on my ur-quattro. It is extremely difficult to get at. I am fed up
puncturing the filter with a screw driver and turning it with the
handle of the screwdriver (20 degrees at a time!). I am contemplating
buying the wrench advertised in the Automotion catalog; it looks like
a spring that wraps around the outside of the filter and tightens
around the filter to grip it, when you apply torque to the end of it.
Has anyone tried it, does it work? Hot engine oil running up my sleeve
has never been much fun.
As an aside, does anyone know of alternative to the Audi part that
joins the inlet of the intercooler to the outlet at the top of the air
box (above the metering plate), it is a flexible pipe about 3-4 inches
in diameter and about 10 inches long? The Audi part seems prone to
holes and is expensive to replace. I have been impressed by the much
more professional looking air pipes available on after market turbos
and super chargers.