[V8] Oil Change woes!!! Filter stuck!
danh at s-cars.org
Tue Mar 29 03:56:21 EST 2005
Okay, I've been helping Greg with these problems since the get go as I'm the
one that tried to spin the filter off and discovered the filter base had
seperated from the stamped top.
This thing is really on there. As many of you suspect, I too think the
gasket at the top wasn't lubed and the filter was way over torqued when it
was installed. I like the idea of spraying a little penetrating lube around
the base. Greg, I wouldn't spray any from inside the filer, just around the
edge at the top. And, using a torch to heat up/bake away the seal sounds
like a good idea too. I'll look at Lowe's tomorrow before heading up after
work. I know a propane torch is cheap. Mapp gas ROCKS!!!! But, it's
expensive and probably not neccessary for burning a seal. Propane would
probably be fine, but I'll see what they have and pick something up. I've
been needing a torch for some time, so I'll just buy it to add to my
increasingly growing tool collection for the garage.
BTW, I took our creation to a friend's house and he's going to lay a bead
weld all around that flange tomorrow. That should hold it together much
better than those crappy tack welds. So, I'll bring that up with a torch of
some sort and we'll see what we can do.
My only other idea is since the threaded part of the filter that screws in
place has a little bit sticking out to grab onto, I might be able to smack a
similar sized socket onto it then using an extension+ratchet, yank it off
that way. But, much more chance to damage something this way, so I want to
give our "homebrew" tool a real chance first.
See you tomorrow... Any other suggestions welcome! :)
Mercer Island, WA
'87 Jeep Cherokee (beater)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Furstenwerth" <slicerdicer at comcast.net>
To: <V8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: [V8] Oil Change woes!!! Filter stuck!
> you know I dont really know about the filter coming out from the
> adapter. If it did its way to much work to take everything apart I dont
> have that kind of tools. I guess I could get them if I had to but I dont
> know. And then where could I get the adapter to replace it if I did
> manage to get it off?
> Ontop of that I cant get my hands on a torch I dont think I will have to
> speak with dan hussey and see if he can get one. Thanks for the ideas I
> sure hope I can get this thing off this way. If I have to get to the
> adapter if there is even one I have to get past the alternator taking
> that off and who knows what else.
> Greg Furstenwerth
> 93 V8 Q
> North Bend, WA
> Kent McLean wrote:
> > Greg Furstenwerth wrote:
> >> Ok I just have to ask this due to the fact I had my tool welded and I
> >> broke the welds trying to take off the filter. I think it was cranking
> >> 600-900 pounds of pressure on that @#*$%#.
> > I suspect someone put the oil filter on without lubing the gasket.
> > Then a long interval between oil changes and heat from the engine
> > causes the rubber gasket to bake onto the mating surface. But
> > your filter seems *way* to stuck. Counterclockwise is the right
> > direction.
> > You might try hitting the portion that threads into the engine
> > with a torch, get it good and hot, and try again with your tool.
> > Another thought: My '89 200 had an adapter into which the oil
> > cooler lines and oil filter attached, with the adapter bolted
> > to the engine block. Does the V8 filter thread into an adapter?
> > If so, maybe you can pry the remains of the oil filter out of
> > the way, unbolt the adapter, then have at it on the workbench
> > (or just replace the adapter).
> > --
> > Kent McLean
> > '94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
> > '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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