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Old 01-21-2007, 02:25 AM   #7
Tool Pants
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At our local work on cars days we have done many, many oil changes. I once had to use a 2 foot breaker bar with my metal oil filter wrench to unscrew the cannister.

We have had the plastic versions break, so I always bring my metal versions.

The people who over tighten the cannister are usually mechanics at dealerships.

If you are going to be working on your car and/or helping others then invest in a metal oil filter wrench that you can use with a ratchet. You can find the Hazet version for about $20.
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