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Old 07-02-2003, 06:20 AM
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Why not go to the dealer and pay the $8 or $9 for the filter socket? That, a ratchet and a 10" extension and it's a snap.

I have a universal tool that goes on a ratchet. It has three fingers that tighten as you turn. It works great also, I think it was more expensive.

One more trick. To keep from spilling oil on the starter, use a long punch and punch a hole right in the middle top of the old filter. Give it a few minutes after punching the hole before removing the filter. This vents the filter and lets the oil drain out before removing it. I personally do this before pulling the drain plug, then by the time I have the plug out, I only have to wait another minute or so before unscrewing the filter.

Good luck,
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