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Oil Filter Removal

Riquet1963

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Hello

I plan to change on my BJ7 the original oil filter support with a KIT-spin off type.

I'm afraid to break the screws during dismounting.

Have you already dismounted this part and have some advice for me to avoid any problem?

Many thanks.

Eric G

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I'm not sure if you're changing to spin-on or back to original, but both have pretty hefty bolts--the US spin-ons typically use an Allen head bolt--so removing what you have shouldn't be a problem. Just be sure to use the proper tool, and don't force things ('rock' the bolt back-and-forth instead of trying to force it off). Use some penetrant--Kroil, PB Blaster or French equivalent--and/or a little heat if they put up a lot of resistance. These bolts were at least exposed to oil and they aren't usually rusted/frozen in place.

It might be tempting to use an impact wrench if the bolts are really stuck, but I would avoid that except as a last resort. Use hand tools so you have a good 'feel.'
 
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