[V8] Oil Change woes!!! Filter stuck!

Greg Furstenwerth slicerdicer at comcast.net
Sat Mar 26 20:12:00 EST 2005

This is the wierdest oil change I've ever done.  After buying the 30mm
socket to get the oil filter off, and then fortunately I had a bunch of
allen sockets I just bought from Sears to get the drain plug off...

Now the filter won't come out.  I was turning it, and turning it, and
turning it and I still get resistance and the filter is going no where. 
At first I thought GREAT, the filter was put on cross threaded, but
after I kept turning it, we noticed that the upper part of the filter
wasn't turning with the bottom part.  It appears that the filer has
seperated and the bottom part is spinning independently of the top which
is screwed into the car.  So, the natural next question is how the
$&%*(#@ do get the friggin filter off???

Am I going to have to hack apart the filter and somehow get the
top/internal piece off.  I figure it was over-torqued when put on, which
broke the upper seal on the filter, so I'm not sure how to get the
appropriate leverage once it is seperated. 

Utterly frusterated.  Anyone had this happen before and can possibly
reccomend a solution to my dilemma???

Greg Furstenwerth
'93 V8 Q
North Bend, WA

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