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Last weekend I changed the oil in the 99/01 FrankenCamry for the 66th time. Then yesterday I tackled changing the oil in the 2018 RAV-4 (bought used 4 months ago) for the 1st time. Got the filter cartridge from local Toyota dealer and the syn 0W20 oil from Wal-Mart. Opened the oil pan bolt and drained the old oil. Used ratchet to remove plug from the '18 oil filter. Then I inserted my new filter remover, setting the slots on the "wings". I pushed my ratchet, but no avail. I tapped the end of the ratchet with a 16 oz hammer. Nothing. I could not budge the ratchet at all!

I gave up and poured the new oil in, leaving the old filter one. My testosterone level dropped by at least 50%.

 

Any help?

This topic was modified 4 months ago by FarmerBill
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I use a 3 foot long piece of 3/4" pipe for stuff like this.  Comes off every time.

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Use a long cheater bar to make it loose. 

I bought the bar at Harbor Freight...and it worked! Now if only these paper filters came with white, red or yellow O-rings instead of black.

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Cheater bars are excellent for this situation. Use them all the time.

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My daughters Hyundai Santafe is like that. They must use a course thread for the filter so it locks on very quick and if you really tighten it, with heat the darn gasket gets locked. You will have to put a small cheater bar on your ratchet and put on a glove so you dont bang your hand. It will go!

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The less muscle power, and the more brain power we use, The more accomplished we are at being men. Counter intuitive in a way…

2000 years ago, Archimedes purportedly said “give me a lever long enough, and I can lift the earth”. I don’t know about that, but you can get your oil filter off.

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