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Old 05-19-2019, 01:56 PM
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Ok .. Iíll start off by apologizing for beating this oil filter issue to death, but after coming to a decision to stick with the PF 64 (for the 22 psi relief valve and the factory desired filter flow rate) (1st two changes at dealer)and whatever possible warranty protection that MAY apply, Iíd like some input on what filter wrench fits and actually holds onto the damn thing. I have a box of them.. most aren't worth a sh*t. Iíll continue using the K&N 1017 Perf Gold (with nice 1Ē nut) on my 2010 LS3 Callaway.. but Iím taking to heart the GM service bulletin cautioning lower PSI relief valve FILTERS in the LT series engines.
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I have been using this since my C5 days. Used on the C5Z, the C6GS and now the C7Z. I even use it on my wife's Ford!

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My understanding with oil changes is that a wrench (at least for tightening) was undesirable as it adds to the risk of over-torquing the filter threads. I haven't used a wrench on my F150 for at least the past 6 oil changes and have had no leaks or needed a wrench to remove the filter after driving. Can't say as how that translates to Vette oil filters. My BMWs need a wrench to take the top of the filter housing off, but that's different.

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Rinaldo, have you not seen the fluted type that uses a 3/8' socket driver to fit onto the flutes of the filter? Surely there is a parts house close bye where you could actually check which one fits the pf64. I find they work the best without slipping. I have used the strap type, the two arm type, the nut on bottom (which works pretty well) and the fluted cap for the bottom. Either of the last two work well. If you think those are a hassle you should change the filter in the old drop in filter type. Even the new Mercedes cars still use that type. I suppose to discourage owners from doing their own filter changes.
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Rinaldo, have you not seen the fluted type that uses a 3/8' socket driver to fit onto the flutes of the filter? Surely there is a parts house close bye where you could actually check which one fits the pf64. I find they work the best without slipping. I have used the strap type, the two arm type, the nut on bottom (which works pretty well) and the fluted cap for the bottom. Either of the last two work well. If you think those are a hassle you should change the filter in the old drop in filter type. Even the new Mercedes cars still use that type. I suppose to discourage owners from doing their own filter changes.
There is not one that fits well.
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There is not one that fits well.
So true, some only better than others. However, the fluted will work even if you have to back off the driver from inside the catch. Then, again, you have to be square onto it. A little cant can really make a nasty slip.
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I use a cast aluminum socket (number 918, see attached). It fits the PF64 filter perfectly. Down side is that it costs $11-$12.


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That 918 looks amazingly like the filter tool that the BMW motorcycle shop sells. Those needing such tool might stop at a BMW cycle dealer and carry a PF64 with them to check it out. I once bought one because the shop said that was the only one that will fit the bike. He was wrong. I found a run of the mill type at auto zone that fit close enough, not as well but close enough.
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I use a cast aluminum socket (number 918, see attached). It fits the PF64 filter perfectly. Down side is that it costs $11-$12.

I've used these styles for years. I have used the K&N with the nut on the end a few times years ago on a Pontiac though. It was tough to get out around the headers.

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I would use a strap wrench sold at napa!
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Is there a link to order the 918 filter?
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Is there a link to order the 918 filter?
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This is what I ordered .. hasnít arrived yet however.

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Originally Posted by Rinaldo Catria View Post
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Alumin.../dp/B0732H789H This is what I ordered .. hasnít arrived yet however.
This is what I bought. Works great.
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Shipment arrived today shipped direct from China despite being ordered from Amazon. but tool is nicely made and fits the PF64 perfectly.. this will work nicely to snug up and remove the filter. Thanks for the tip on the ď918Ē part number.


The tolerances are very tight. The tool couldnít fit better. I really cant see how this tool could slip on the filter. Much easier to use than tools with metal or nylon straps or bands that need torque to tighten around the filter IMO.

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I ordered a 918 also. Waiting on the boat from China from Amazon also...

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Actually I think the one I get was different. Seems like the 918 is a little nicer. But the one I bought works fine.


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