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Old 09-30-2013, 04:41 PM   #21
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A Ridgid brand strap wrench with cloth strap.



Ridgid 31340 11-3/4 Strap Wrench. 17 Strap Length
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:13 PM   #22
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You may already be doing this, ensure wrench is at the bottom of the oil filter, or very close to the top.

The middle of the filter is only a thin sheet of steel, easy to collapse.

Hope this helps
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:44 PM   #23
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If the wrench slips on the filter, take a small piece of sandpaper and slip it down between the wrench and filter can that will make it grip much better.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:54 PM   #24
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Steve and bluebyu , good tips and also remember to lube up the new seal before installation, will save you some grief next time
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A Ridgid brand strap wrench with cloth strap.



Ridgid 31340 11-3/4 Strap Wrench. 17 Strap Length
Mine is similar. Last used by Al FlyWright after his deck-water-flowing-into-fuel-tank-via-broken-fuel-cap adventure.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:59 AM   #26
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Also remember to put a light film of oil on the rubber gasket as this will help seating the filter and removing the filter! Also prefill the filter if possible as this will limit the dry startup!
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:36 AM   #27
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I like these.
This is what I use as well. Works great!!!!
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:33 AM   #28
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Also prefill the filter if possible as this will limit the dry startup!

I was told by a reputable Lehman mechanic that this was unnecessary. I am interested in getting additional thoughts on this.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:05 AM   #29
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I was told by a reputable Lehman mechanic that this was unnecessary. I am interested in getting additional thoughts on this.
while I fill filters when I can...in theory if you just ran your engine to warm the oil and start it again in a half hour or so and keep it at idle till the oil pressure come up..I doubt there's anything dry about the start...probably much less worse than the first start after a 6 month layup.
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How much torque is being applied when the filters are installed? I was taught that once the filter is completely screwed in, tighten by hand 1/4 turn. They've always come off by hand, at the change interval and I've never had a leak. Granted I have good filter access.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:12 PM   #31
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That's been my experience too Larry and I've never owned a filter wrench. I own both chain and cloth strap wrenches and have only ever needed them for my first filter change on new to me vehicles.
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Yes Larry you do indeed have GOOD filter access. Looks like an ideal set up. You hole the top of the filter every time to drain .. right? My filter is "O" ring up so I always make a little oil mess when changing.

If I had bought a Westerbeke (same base eng as my Klassen (a Mitsu)) I could have had a bright red engine too. Looks great.

Steve I have one of those strap wrenches too but it's a light duty plastic and rubber belt type.
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How much torque is being applied when the filters are installed? I was taught that once the filter is completely screwed in, tighten by hand 1/4 turn. They've always come off by hand, at the change interval and I've never had a leak. Granted I have good filter access.
Gorgeous 135 Larry, but I prefer the red Balwin filter to the Napa. Keeps the color scheme flowing
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...You hole the top of the filter every time to drain .. right?...
No. I take a grocery plastic bag, cover the filter and hold it tight around the filter base. I spin the filter off, it's contained and already in the bag. Since the filters upside down to begin with, I found some of the oil has already drained back into the engine. It's not perfect but it seems to work most of the time. I tried putting a hole in the filters but I found I made a bigger mess either when taking the filter off or when storing it.
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Gorgeous 135 Larry, but I prefer the red Balwin filter to the Napa. Keeps the color scheme flowing
Thanks, your right, and I think the Baldwin is a better filter also.
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