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Old 09-01-2006, 06:00 PM   post #1 of 19
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My first (8hr) oil change on my Kaw 17hp (JD300). I did not warm engine prior to draining oil. I drained "cold" oil. My mistake.

Now I can not get the oil filter off. Any suggestions? I am turning counterclockwise. I have essential torn the filter up but cannot get it to budge!

Any tricks?
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:16 PM   post #2 of 19
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You have a large pair of channel lock pliers? Is there still enough of the filter left to get them onto it? It all elae fails try a chisel at the mounting flange and try to move it counter clockwise.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:20 PM   post #3 of 19
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Hello Zed!

What you have discovered is a what appears to be a reproducable curse of the green paint, besides the price of course! As far as I can tell, there is a gorilla at JD that puts them oil filters on the machines. I use these for all my equipment and they work great for me. There are Asian versions that can be found at a much lower price at the import tool stores.

http://www.mytoolstore.com/chnnlock/oilfilt.html

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Old 09-01-2006, 06:28 PM   post #4 of 19
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It is crazy!! I ought to be able to twist the **** thing off. I am chiseling and it still will not budge. Why did they do this to me for such a simple task!
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:31 PM   post #5 of 19
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Zedd, whatever you use now, chisel or pliers, the base of the filter(the end were the threads are) is the strongest part of the filter, i'd try the pliers first. sometimes they can be a bear...
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:33 PM   post #6 of 19
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If you were at the plant that was installing these filters you would realize the gorilla is an automated machine that is pre set to mess your day up.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:43 PM   post #7 of 19
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you could try punching a screwdriver through it and then try twisting it off
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:58 PM   post #8 of 19
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you could try punching a screwdriver through it and then try twisting it off

I tried this once and all it did was rip the can open and really made it a bear to get off.
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:23 PM   post #9 of 19
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That's how filters are tested to determine which brand is best.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:17 PM   post #10 of 19
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I drove scrwdriver through filter and twisted it off. This was a frustrating experience that wreck many hours of an evening.

Thanks again.
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Zed,

Glad you got it done Zed!

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Old 09-02-2006, 01:20 AM   post #12 of 19
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Glad you got it off Zed cause the next thing was to trade her in for a new one.
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Old 09-02-2006, 03:53 AM   post #13 of 19
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What it is actually is the fact that when the filter is installed at the factory they do not put a fine coat of oil on the filter gasket, The filter is actually put on by a machine and so the bearcat of a job getting it off. When a owner gets the machine and does his first service the owner has a hard time getting the filter off, it does not matter what brand it is they are a just a PITA to get off the first time.
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:54 AM   post #14 of 19
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The best thing is to do like I do and never change the filter!! ROF
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:52 AM   post #15 of 19
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congrats way to go Iam glad you got it off with the old screwdriver trick.
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