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    Oil Filter wrenches

    Not wanting to hi-jack or divert a previous post about oil filters, which seems to go on forever, I thought I'd mention that filter wrenches are available from Honda. Long ago bought a "filter set" from Honda - the set being a nicely-plated, metal, oil filter wrench and one oil filter. If you look at a Honda parts drawing, it shows the numbers for a set and also for an individual filter.

    Filter Set: 15010-MCE-H51 or Filter: 15410-MFJ-D01

    The cap wrench fits very tightly in fact I've forgotten to remove it on occasion and still found it in place many miles later! And my sons change oil in their Honda cars at my house and they've done the same. Now, I've learned to look for the filter wrench before they leave my garage.

    And "No" I don't know what other filter brands it fits because I've only used Honda filters all these years. :-)
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    I bought a box of filters and a wrench combo for my Honda Civic. Iíve been using the same wrench for 18 years. Heavy duty chromed metal. Top quality! I have never had it slip on a stuck filter.
    My friends bought different brands online and they were either thin metal or plastic. When torqued, they will expand and skip.
    I think I paid $6-$8 for my Honda wrench. The other ones are less expensive but you get what you pay for.

    JT

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    Yes, the metal on the Honda filter wrench is a good thickness. And it fits both the car and bike filters that are genuine Honda.

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    I use the same spring filter wrench that I bought for my pickup 18 years ago...


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    This may help someone out. A simple economical oil filter wrench that fits any 2-1/2 to 2-3/4” oil filter. Simple and costs about $4 total. First buy a 2-1/2” to 2-3/4” crawler type hose clamp. It will have a hex head for a 5/16” socket. Buy a cheap 5/16” nut driver. It will have a screwdriver handle ( or you can just buy a 5/16” hex x1/4” drive socket if you already have a 1/4” drive handle). Next file the metal rim part inback of the 5/16 “ hex drive nut on the crawler clamp,so your socket or nut driver socket will go on deeper. check for a tight fit, put some expoxy into the socket and tap onto the drive nut that in on the crawler clamp.let sit for a few days inside. Now you have an adjustable 2-1/2” to 2-3/4” crawler clamp with a fixed handle, you turn to tighten or loosen the crawler type hose clamp around the oil filter. Simply tighten the clamp around the oil filter, once you get it to turn you can loosen the clamp, reposition,tighten and turn more untill loose enough to turn oil filter by hand. The other alternative is just to buy the hose clamp <$1,tighten the hose clamp around the oil filter and then use a pair of vice grips or channel lock pliers to grab the clamp worm screw ( front to rear) and loosen the oil filter. You can make one with any size hose clamp for whatever diameter oil filter. Not responsible if you hurt yourself making or using this tool.

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    Seriously, an end-cap oil filter wrench that's used with a 3/8" drive ratchet for a Honda costs about about $6. Why jerk around with some kludge to save $2?

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