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    how stupid can an oil filter change make you seem?

    we bought 2 skis the end of july. A 2018 fx svho cruiser demo with 4 hours and a new 2018 fx svho.

    3 weeks ago I did the oil and filter change at 10 hours on the cruiser with no issues.

    Today I am stuck getting the oil filter off because it is crushing.

    These are like every other filter correct, lefty loosen, which would be towards the air box and away from the maifold?

    any tips to removing the crushing filter?
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    What tool(s) are you using to unscrew the oil filter?

    I use this type

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    I had to destroy the one on my EX, it was a pain in the ass. guess they put them on with super glue and a 10 foot wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    What tool(s) are you using to unscrew the oil filter?

    I use this type

    Just got to work so I can't post a picture but its the 1" metal strap kind.

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    But I haven't gone stupid, left to rwmove, so towards the air box? Click image for larger version. 

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    yes...lefty lucy, righty tighty. did you have the motor warm when you did this..the filters will usually come off easier on a warm motor. the oil is also easier to get out when warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txgp1300r View Post
    yes...lefty lucy, righty tighty. did you have the motor warm when you did this..the filters will usually come off easier on a warm motor. the oil is also easier to get out when warm.
    No I didn't warm the motor, was 93 degrees and oil came out super easy.

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    I will usually manage to get a tight filter off with a chain wrench, if a cup socket won't work. Always torque up the new filter.......most who don't, put them on too tight......they always come off easy if torqued up correctly.

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    Thanks to all that replied. After the POS auto zone strap wrench broke in my hand today I used a pair of channel locks and off it came.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volltrex View Post
    I will usually manage to get a tight filter off with a chain wrench, if a cup socket won't work. Always torque up the new filter.......most who don't, put them on too tight......they always come off easy if torqued up correctly.
    In my many years of wrenching I never heard this such thing......almost 99.9 of filters will indicate to hand tighten. Never had one come loose. You torque that sumbitch you will have hell down the road.

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