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      09-20-2019, 08:55 PM   #1
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Stuck Oil Filter Cap

So today after work I was going to change my oil and well things didn't go as planned, my oil filter cap was stuck shut and couldn't get it to break loose. I tried using my blue point oil filter pliers like every time in the past and has worked fine but this time I couldn't get it loose and my finger ended up getting sliced open and got blood all over my engine bay lol. Any recommendations on how to get it loose?
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      09-21-2019, 01:48 AM   #2
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Get the right tool:

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-cta-tool...s/cta2489~cta/
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      09-21-2019, 06:36 AM   #3
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The right tool for the job makes all the difference in the world.
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      09-21-2019, 02:53 PM   #4
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Be aware that if the cap wrench you get is a little loose on the oil filter cap, you can fill the space with layers of aluminum foil. Been there, done that.
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      09-23-2019, 07:42 PM   #5
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the cast oil filter cap tools are much nicer for not a lot more money.

the sheetmetal ones suck to get the filter cap back out of.

https://www.amazon.com/Motivx-Tools-...r+%2Caps%2C175

I have this one and it doesn't suck.
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