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Old 01-20-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
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Removing Oil Filter container

Anyone know how without the special Porsche tool? I tried by hand and a c-clamp, the thing is stuck tight!

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Old 01-20-2007, 06:31 PM   #2
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I had the same problem. I used a strap wrench from Sears. It uses a rubber strap and a heavy plastic handle.

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Old 01-20-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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I used to use the StrapWrenches I got my dad for Christmas years ago to get filters off of my previous cars.... wasn't sure if it would work on the Boxster, so I ordered the $29 specific tool for it.

And wouldn't you know it... dad got me a set of strap wrenches for Christmas this year!
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Old 01-20-2007, 07:11 PM   #4
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Most auto part stores have a generic tool for around $10.00 I think. I got one at Auto Zone.
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:33 PM   #5
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I got the socket looking oil filter remover from Kregan for $1, it was in a discount chest along with strips of tint, glass cleaner, tire valve stem caps.
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:02 PM   #6
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Wow, some idiot really torqued the oil housing like crazy. I tried the plastic adapter cap, perfectly sized, with a 2 foot torque wrench, and it just broke the cap plastic. Then I tried a strap wrench, besides not being able to get it to fit that deeply, the metal handle would just bow over to the edge. So I'm out of ideas, and the car's oil is emptied, so I guess I'll just have to skip the filter for this change (it's a 7500 change) and get the next oil-change earlier...at a shop.

Dammit.

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Old 01-21-2007, 01:25 AM   #7
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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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Old 01-21-2007, 08:16 AM   #8
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-Topped out friend's oil pan and spilled over.
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-Bought $15 of oil filter housing adapters that didn't work.
-Didn't even change the oil filter.

...all this to save $20 on labor.



Heh, good call TP. I think a gathering is the only way I'll ever change my own oil again. Glad I did it now at 7500 miles tho. It looked darker than dark chocolate.

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Old 01-21-2007, 11:25 AM   #9
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I'm new to the porsche. Is there some link somewhere that shows how to even change the oil on one of these cars, b/c I have not even discovered engine yet.
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:04 PM   #10
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Buy yourself a Bentley Boxster repair manual. Best $60 you'll ever spend, and it's fascinating late night reading too! (all the pictures don't require much thinking when I'm tired!).

The manual has all sorts of repairs in it including oil changes and how to access your engine compartment.
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:08 PM   #11
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Who makes it and where do I get one?
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:53 PM   #12
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Here's the cheapest place I found it online. Amazon.com has it for $99... it used to be a lot cheaper when it first came out.

http://www.textbooksrus.com/search/BookDetail/?isbn=0837613337&kbid=1029
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:21 PM   #13
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The old Boxsey.com oil change link no longer works, it appears to have been moved to here: http://www.patricktam.net/Weblog/PermaLink,guid,9990549e-22ae-42bd-a7b0-d67e7db61b23.aspx

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I'm new to the porsche. Is there some link somewhere that shows how to even change the oil on one of these cars, b/c I have not even discovered engine yet.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:55 PM   #14
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Hi,

Here it is for $66 incl. free S/H: http://www.amazon.com/Porsche-Boxster-Service-Manual-1997-2004/dp/0837613337 Hope this helps...

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Old 01-21-2007, 08:54 PM   #15
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Thanks for the link.
Over 600 pages? Seems like the bulk alone would make it worth the cost...
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:04 PM   #16
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amazon.ca

for those North of the 49th...

http://www.amazon.ca/Porsche-Boxster-Service-Manual-1997-2004/dp/0837613337/sr=11-1/qid=1169445476/ref=sr_11_1/701-9013218-4215522
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