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    When I had one on that tight I’ve drilled a hole in it and put a long screwdriver through the hole and use that for leverage. Sometimes I went all the way through the other side. Maybe these guys have another version but that’s how I’ve done it.
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Bucky, you were able to do that on a 300/310 Ultra LX? The filter is buried down under there/can't even see it from above.


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    Hell! If you had to be able to see it to work on it, these things would NEVER get fixed!

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    Nope not on a jet ski. One of the posters asked why make a hole and I gave my life lesson.
    Hope it helped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranofwaterfell View Post
    So for clarity, you drill hole in cup type oil filter wrench, reach down there/stick the cup on stuck oil filter, and then you somehow run a screw into the stuck oil filter? It seems like it would be really hard to find that hole in cup, much less be able to drive a screw into the old filter through it (since you can't see the filter and it's a really tight space down there).

    Just wondering if I'm understanding how you doing it?
    Yes, You have to do it by feel. Position the hole in the best place to get a nut driver on it and use a self starter 1/4" screw to pierce the filter. the self starter has a sharp point on it, not a self tapper that has the bit type end on it. I meant to say self starter screw in my 1st post. The sharp point will pierce the oil filter housing easily with a little pressure. It's not a breeze, but when your filter is half crushed from using the claw wrench, it's the only option you have.

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Ok thanks, I get it now.

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    I dont understand why this wasn't mentioned before, buy one of these style oil filter wrenches and youll never have a problem removing a tight filter again. I havnt used a screw driver to remove a filter since i was 16 Click image for larger version. 

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    I’m still planning on getting one of the 3-armed style oil filter wrenches (gotta drawer full of CCW holsters,why not oil filter wrenches, too? :-O but, I’m shopping for oil filters ahead of needing them; thought of this thread; and, this question popped into my mind:

    Isn't the K&N KN-204-1 Oil Filter an interchangeable / alternative for the OEM Kawasaki # 16097 oil filters (in the SXR-1500’s and 15f’s anyway)?
    These are the filters with the 17 mm hex nut welded onto and fully exposed at the end of the oil filter, for easy removal ...

    Question is: will these type filters work?
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    Those are my goto filters for a few reasons you can catch awesome deals on them too. Stubby wrench needed

    the 250’s call for the slightly smaller 203 watch out for the fuel
    line clamp

    That sucker is sharp !

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    Thanks nmpeter;

    just curious, where do you often see deals on the K&N 204’s? online or, auto parts houses?

    (I strive to have spares in a shelf at all times!)

    And, will do; someone once mentioned my right hand already looks like I shook mitts with Edward Scizzorhands!).

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