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I`m doing the annual oil change on my 660 and was just wondering what everyone used for a filter wrench? I`ve tryed a few auto oil filter wrenches but cant find one small enough. Cat has a wrench listed in the owners manual but they want 50.00 bucks for it, not paying that much. Any help much appreciated. Thanks guys.

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-09-2010, 08:09 AM
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Buy the strap type! Cheap and can go about any size!
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Nothing, if you need the wrench you are putting them on to tight.

I haven't used a wrench on any of my sleds (2 4-Strokes of my own plus the club sleds) or my cars.

Sometime they do stick though, the old screwdriver trick works or a strap wrench.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (zl5600 @ Mar 9 2010, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Buy the strap type! Cheap and can go about any size![/b]
yup thats your best bet and they work great, you can always make your own too out of an old seat belt and 1/2 inch drive extention
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Chan-L-Lock makes a really nice filter plier . I picked one up this weekend for $10 i think will work . Looks like normal channel pliers , but with a grooved head just for filters . Haven't tried it myself yet , but pretty sure it'll do the trick . I tried the strap wrench on the factory filter last year and that one was on too tight for the range of movement .
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Chan-L-Lock makes a really nice filter plier . I picked one up this weekend for $10 i think will work . Looks like normal channel pliers , but with a grooved head just for filters . Haven't tried it myself yet , but pretty sure it'll do the trick . I tried the strap wrench on the factory filter last year and that one was on too tight for the range of movement .[/b]
I forgot, I got a pair of these for Christmas and they are slick.

Still, don't over tighten the filter. It's more likely to cause a leak then prevent one.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Randycat @ Mar 9 2010, 12:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Chan-L-Lock makes a really nice filter plier . I picked one up this weekend for $10 i think will work . Looks like normal channel pliers , but with a grooved head just for filters . Haven't tried it myself yet , but pretty sure it'll do the trick . I tried the strap wrench on the factory filter last year and that one was on too tight for the range of movement .[/b]
I forgot, I got a pair of these for Christmas and they are slick.

Still, don't over tighten the filter. It's more likely to cause a leak then prevent one.

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X2 . I wouldn't even suggest putting the filter ON with any sort of wrench . Hand tight only . And make sure you rub some new oil on the filter gasket . Must be the heat cyles (or tightened on a warm engine), but filters are always harder to take off then put on.
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Thanks for all the great ideas and suggestions guys. Arctic Chatters always come through.

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