Question for jeep crew v. fucking oil filter

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  1. strubbe

    strubbe New Member

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    Hey y'all, I decided to change the oil on my 1990 MJ today... It has the 4.0L I6. One problem - I can't get the fucking oil filter off. I'm a noob when it comes to cars/mechanic stuff. Any advice? I tried using one of those rubber jar top opener things, and that didn't work. :wtc: :wtc: :wtc:

    The thing's at a weird angle so it's hard to get a good grip on it. :mad:
     
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    There is a tool for it, I forgot the name of it, but I remember when I had an old 96 cherokee....it was a hassle...I don't change the oil for my 01 Jeep...hooray for walmart! :rofl:
     
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    go to a auto parts store and ask for a oil filter wrench. have them look up the correct filter for your MJ and make sure the wrench fits it (there are many different sizes of wrenches).

    or do it my way:

    seeing as you arent re-using that oil filter, drive a screwdriver through the side of it and crank it off with that.

    before you install the new filter, coat the rubber gasket on the filter with a gennerous coat of FRESH oil. tighten it 1/4 - 1/2 turn past when the gasket makes full contact with the block.

    you dont want it too tight, hand tight at the very most. the filter side of the oil system is under alot of pressure, so if you crank it on too tightly, when the system primes, you will have one hell of a time getting it off for the next oil change.

    i can remove the filter off of evey one of my vehicles by hand ... i have no need for a filter wrench. i have never had one leak at the oil filter. they dont need to be cranked on with a fucking breaker-bar, but they need to have a good full seal around the gasket.
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys. My roommate actually suggested the screw driver method, which I tried, but the angles are so weird in the engine bay that I couldn't get a good grip on it no matter what. One of my other buddies brought over a breaker bar and an adapter to go on the oil filter, which I'm assuming is at least similar to the oil filter wrench, but his was too small. I'll be going up to autozone tomorrow to get the correct part. :hs:

    Thanks again.
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    werd. from working at Advance Auto i think we sold 6 different sized filter wrenches and 5 differently sized filter sockets ....

    just make sure they look up the proper filter, pull it off the shelf, and verify that the filter wrench you are about to buy actually does fit the filter. i have had many morons working below me sell the wrong wrench and cause trouble for the store and most importantly the customer. it takes literall 2 minutes to check and can save you gas, time, and lots of stress.
     
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    compu_85 Woooo! 60HP!

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    I have these gnarly plier things. They work good for stuck filters.

    After you get it off, be sure the seal didn't come off the filter and stick to the engine. That's a mistake you only make once :rolleyes:

    -Jason
     
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    hammer a screwdriver through the side and twist
     
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    repost :fawk:
     
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    :rofl: So I ended up having to call AAA and have the truck towed to a shop... Bought a strap wrench and a breaker bar, but the damn thing still wouldn't come off. :down:
     
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    A messy mistake too, cleaning the engine in 20 degree weather ftl.
     
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    wtf ... were the threads seized?
     
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    I have no clue. It's still up at the shop now (they're currently working on it). Guy said that they got the oil in and the filter replaced, so I'll ask him when I go to get it. Apparently I'll have to replace the water pump too, but I'm not letting them charge me $300 or some shit for that.
     
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    werd.

    i really dont understand how that filter could have been stuck that badly .... i mean, its bathed in lubricating oil so seized threads are 1 in a million, maybe, if it hadnt been started in the last 10 years. but damn.
     
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    I dunno either. My Uncle's driving up from Tampa Saturday to fix the rest of the shit with me, so... :dunno: :hs:
     
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    :cool:

    what else are you working on?
     
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    yea its kinda hard to get, I ended up denting in the side of the filter with my OF wrench because i did it so hard, came out looking like kidney shaped oil filter :o
     
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    Water pump, radiator, something in the engine... I'm completely new to working on trucks/cars, so this is a huge learning experience. From what I've gathered through research, I have to replace the water pump and the coolant tank. The cooling system is all FUBARed. :hs: Slight oil leak too.

    Gotta get the thing in shape before I move back to Cincy in a couple of months.
     
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    :rofl: Yeah, hopefully the jackasses at Tuffy actually put the filter on hand tight, and didn't screw it on using the wrench of god like the jackass who owned the truck before me did.
     
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    werd. radiator and water pump are easy. internal engine shit ... not so easy lol

    just think of an oil leak as a automatic rust proofing system for your chassis ;)
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    :bigthumb:
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    So, what the fuck was wrong with the filter?
     

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