removing old filter

Old 09-18-2010, 08:44 PM
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this is a little off base for this forumbut i need help... i have a slide back car carrier and has hydraulics. the filter for the hydraulic fluid has been on the chassis for way too long and DOES NOT want to loosen up. anyone out there tell me a good way to get this filter off without ruining the parts around it. it is a regular size filter just like a chevy oil filter thanks art
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:50 PM
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try using a band type. not the metal band, but the one with the square pipe and cloth band. you can use a 1/2" breaker bar and extension if needed to loosen it. i've used one on some really tight filters on tractors at work.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:05 PM
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If you can drive a BIG screwdriver or steel pry bar straight threw it and break it loose
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:39 AM
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I've even done it with a piece of a seat belt wrapped around the filter and an extension bar. Shove a power bar or rachet on the end and away ya go.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:35 AM
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I had one that everything seemed to fail at. The body of the filter ripped and I finally had to use a cold chisel at the base of the body and tapped it loose. The rubber seal stayed on the block and I scraped it off with a putty knife. Fortunately there was enough room to tap it loose.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:45 AM
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make sure to grab it close to the base--you have alot better bite because it won't crush as easy :evil: :evil:
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:10 PM
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X2 on the seat belt method, works well!
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:53 AM
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thanks guys i am probably going to have to use the cold shisel method like one of our members suggested. this baby is tight and i dont want to rip the filter housing off the bracket and hoses by trying to strong arm the filter with a strap. thanks art
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:59 PM
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I'd go ahead and rip the filter. The only reason I used the chisel was because the area was open and I didn't have to worry about hurting the block. If your tear the filter housing off, it exposes a large area to get the chisel on.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:20 PM
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yea i used a chisel, tapped a indention and just lightly tapped it
lose, my son was amazed, cause the channel locks had twisted
the filter like taffy, he laughed and said, "one of your old school
tricks oldman", ( i did'nt tell him i sprayed some silicone) :wink:
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