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PostSubject: Removing Oil Filter The Wrong Way On An M800   Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:17 pm

I was struggling to take my oil filter off so i did as i have many times before , hammered a screw driver through it to twist it off...



not the best idea granted...but to make things worse a damaged the thread and had to get the tap an die out...what a tit





learn by others mistakes.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing Oil Filter The Wrong Way On An M800   Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:07 pm

Crickey that's a bummer, lucky you were able to fix the thread.
That's the only way I have ever got them off do I guess I have been lucky in the past, because I just would never have given a second thought to where I was hitting the screw driver in to.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing Oil Filter The Wrong Way On An M800   Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:24 pm

Next time I change my filter I'm gonna fit one of these.... (ps... do them in chrome too!)

http://www.knfilters.com/wrenchoff_oilfilter.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Removing Oil Filter The Wrong Way On An M800   Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:06 am

captain crash wrote:
Crickey that's a bummer, lucky you were able to fix the thread.
That's the only way I have ever got them off do I guess I have been lucky in the past, because I just would never have given a second thought to where I was hitting the screw driver in to.



Tell me about it Crash... look how long the thread is,i was surprised it was that long, thought i had the screw driver well clear .i went and bought one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TWO-WAY-OIL-FILTER-WRENCH-REMOVER-63-102mm-CAR-TOOL-/400283573142?pt=UK_Hand_Tools_Equipment&hash=item5d32c29b96

they are very good.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing Oil Filter The Wrong Way On An M800   Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:29 am

Mal I know a couple of members bought up a few of the chrome ones a while back off of eBay, that's do much better with the socket attachment on them. They should all be like that as standard as that would make sense

Pete that's a good looking little tool, I bought a chain filter remover once and that was crap
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PostSubject: Re: Removing Oil Filter The Wrong Way On An M800   Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:27 am

[quote="peter perfect"]I was struggling to take my oil filter off

If a bike has been serviced at a bike shop or the dealer they usually tighten it up too much.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing Oil Filter The Wrong Way On An M800   Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:05 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Oil Filter The Wrong Way On An M800   Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:49 pm

Another handy tool this thread is turning out to be a little gold mine
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PostSubject: Re: Removing Oil Filter The Wrong Way On An M800   Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:50 am

Wow that could so easily have been a real issue, glad you sorted it so easily. K&N is what I use now, I like the fact that the socket attachment is part of the design.
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PostSubject: K&N Oil FilTER   Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:01 pm

Just came across this thread...... been thinking which oil filter to use. Dave, do you know the K&N part number 'cos I bet
the same filter for M800 as the C800?
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PostSubject: Re: Removing Oil Filter The Wrong Way On An M800   Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:29 pm

Yes mate same one.

I like the K&N filters because they have a nut on top to make fitting and extraction easy with a socket & wrench.

K&N Part number: KN-138C .... Chrome K&N Part number: KN-138 .... Black

E-bay LINK
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PostSubject: Re: Removing Oil Filter The Wrong Way On An M800   Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:49 pm

Little bit dearer than some filters but worth it for the piece of mind and with added bling, happy days
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PostSubject: Re: Removing Oil Filter The Wrong Way On An M800   Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:13 am

Thank you
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