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Old 10-19-2019, 10:03 AM   #1
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Question In search of Oil Filter Wrench for 2009 Boxster

I have a 2009 Boxster, 987.2.

I have the LN Engineering spin-on oil adapter installed.

Can anyone recommend a good oil filter wrench that will fit the oil filter Napa Gold 1042 or Wix 51042 filter. ?

Last time I changed my oil, I borrowed one from a buddy, but would like to have my own tool.

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Old 10-19-2019, 11:51 AM   #2
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Just go to any auto parts store and ask them for the cup wrench for that filter number. Or consider ordering one from Pelican Parts.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/PEL_search_2016.cgi?command=DWsearch&description=oil+filter+wrench
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:11 PM   #3
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rexcramer - good tip, thank-you
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:07 AM   #4
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I found a wrench locally that fits the NAPA 1042 filter, the wrench is a 74mm wrench, $8.99 at the local NAPA store.
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I carry my oil filter removal tool with me 24/7.

My hand. Free, and hasn't yet broken.
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It's old-school and perfect, unless there's a lot of crap all around the filter it where it gets in the way of the handle.

I haven't used one of those since the 80's.
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It's old-school and perfect, unless there's a lot of crap all around the filter it where it gets in the way of the handle.
On a 987.2, there's a lot of crap around the filter. You need the one with a hinged handle.
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On a 987.2, there's a lot of crap around the filter. You need the one with a hinged handle.
Most cars are like that now, that's why I haven't used one of those since the 80's.

I use cup wrenches mostly, and I have a strap wrench that connects to a 1/2" ratchet for those really tough ones.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/toughone-engine-strap-filter-wrench-w173c/9013180-P?navigationPath=L1*14924%7CL2*15044%7CL3*16234%7C L4*-49996690


That thing has never failed me, even on filters that got crushed from other wrenches.
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I carry my oil filter removal tool with me 24/7.

My hand. Free, and hasn't yet broken.
Obviously, you've been really working on that hand grip!
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I would think with the adaptor and a spin on filter you would have enough room to use the one pictured. You only need 1" of grip at the bottom of the filter.
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Obviously, you've been really working on that hand grip!
Dude... I have to. It's a monster. The downside is I have to have all my pants altered to include a third leg. Further, it requires its own shoe... and size 17s are hard to come by. Finally, they only come in pairs and mine is a lefty.

Know anybody looking for 13 size 17 right shoes? Couple of Nikes included.

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Dude... I have to. It's a monster. The downside is I have to have all my pants altered to include a third leg. Further, it requires its own shoe... and size 17s are hard to come by. Finally, they only come in pairs and mine is a lefty.

Know anybody looking for 13 size 17 right shoes? Couple of Nikes included.

Don't ask me about socks.
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