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Old 03-21-2018, 09:19 PM
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Oil filter wrench

On my car I like to use tge K&N PS-2010 filters.
I don't like using anything else but damn they are quite a hassle to take off with the traditional loop wrench.

So im wondering if anyone knows an easier way to get them off. Tired of that wrench slipping all the time.
I want to buy one of those oil filter caps but no one makes a 93mm version with 12 flutes.

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:33 PM
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No room to use a 1" wrench or socket? I'm pretty sure that is the size of the nut on the bottom of every K&N oil filter. I use the same 2010 filter, or the Ford FL820S from the dealer.


EDIT...My bad. I use the K&N HP-2010. That is the white one. The black one does not have the welded on nut. Maybe try the HP-2010...

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Old 03-21-2018, 09:35 PM
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They are flat on top. They don't have the bolt on top unfortunately.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:43 PM
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I dont know much about them. Do you replace the whole filter or just a cartridge inside the filter? The claw wrenches work great but they do damage the end of the filter.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Un...3JFW/204762449
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:46 PM
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They look like this.
https://www.knfilters.com/images/l/PS-2010.jpg

You replace the whole thing.
I've been using this for a few years
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/wcsstore/CVWEB/staticproductimage//N3401A/large/9013245_ptl_w54045_pri_larg.jpg
But im tired of it slipping all the time. Maybe ill mod it.
Thanks for your suggestion ill look into it.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:50 AM
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I see this is an older post but you can solve the filter wrench issue with double sided tape and an aggressive sandpaper, 80 grit or coarser. Give the wrench a good clean on the inside with something like brake cleaner and apply tape and a strip of the sandpaper cut to size. It’ll never slip and when it wears out, just replace the sandpaper.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:52 AM
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Pretty clever idea, welcome to CMOC.
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:46 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion. I figured it out.
I bought one of those claw gripper things for a socket wrench.
Works a lot better after i put some velcro at the tips
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