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

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Tue Mar 29 13:45:37 EST 2005

dsaad at icehouse.net wrote:
> I would go slowly here kids -

Where's the fun in that?

> You are talking about torching the oil galleries on the 
> motor - not a good idea IMHO. 

OK, so use a *little* heat to soften the rubber gasket.
Or use something like carb cleaner that would soften and
melt the rubber gasket.

Another option would be to drill and tap the threaded
portion, taking care and using lots of grease to capture
metal shavings and keep them from the oil passages. Drill
to get the bottom of the oil filter separated from the
threaded portion, then (if needed) use an easy-out or
screw remover to loosen the threaded piece. You may need
to run a tap in there to clean out the thread afterwards.

Or take a 2 part approach -- get a Dremel and cut around
the bottom of the filter, from hole to hole to hole,
thereby separating the threaded portion from the gasketed
portion of the bottom.  Then screw out the threaded portion
and pry off the gasketed portion.

Or maybe you can just pry up the gasketed portion to
break its seal, then unscrew the whole thing.

Kent McLean, full of ideas for other people to try :)
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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