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    as title says filter is a bitch to get of as my headers dont let any wrench or anything get at it,i change it regulary and 8 out of 10 times its really stuck on,
    everytime i oil up the rubber o ring on the filter and i use my hand and a rubber glove to tighten it,yet its a slut to get off,i thought oiling the rubber was to
    prevent this?is there something others do that im not?its not a huge problem but fuck it hurts lol

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    Just make sure the engine isn't hot and maybe buy a oil filter tool and a swivel type ratchet, I use that at work and seems to get most oil filters if they give me any trouble.
    "Not all commodore drivers are wankers, but all wankers drive commodores"

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    Screw driver and hammer, punch it threw and turn it with the screw driver.. Use to happen to me all the fucking time too! Then I learnt to not tight it up hand tight because that was still to tight!!

    Just put it on sensible tight, wrist tight, don't even use your forearm muscles lol.
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    Having not seen your headers its hard to say what can get in there and what can't... but i change mine with a 1/4" ratchet with one of these bad boys.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Oil-Fuel-...item416957381b

    But yeah a screwdriver through the filter is the option i used to use.

    Oil on the gasket stops it gripping when you tighten it and therefore leaking because it has kinks in it.

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    Thats similar to the one I have for work but essentially works the same way
    "Not all commodore drivers are wankers, but all wankers drive commodores"

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    You're over tightening it, you don't need a rubber glove for grip, it should just be spun on, then a quick nip up with your fingers.
    I also have the same oil filter remover as pictured above for other peoples cars that over tighten them too, works a treat.

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