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Oil Filter Won't Budge!

I bought my 91 190E last fall and stored it for the winter. Now I have it out and want to change the oil, etc. I cannot get the filter off. I have the correct size cup-type wrench but it just slips. I tried a band type wrench also but with no luck. It just won't budge! Any suggestions?
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I'm assuming you ran the engine to get it hot first?
A chain wrench should grip it tightly.
As a last resort,if you have room,hammer a stout screwdriver through the canister and use it as a T-bar.Messy but works well.
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RE: Oil Filter Won't Budge!

You're turning it the right way, right?

In my experience, that's the #1 cause. Otherwise, use the screwdriver and another wrench to turn that bitch!
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RE: Oil Filter Won't Budge!

I agree with the screwdriver and hammer. After all you will be putting in a new one anyway. Sounds like the PO used the grip of death to tighten the filter. No need for that-you end up with the problem you have now. A suggestion-do an oil change before winter storage. That way there will be less engine damage. Impurities in used oil can be very very bad for an engine.
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RE: Oil Filter Won't Budge!

It can actually get corrosive to the metal.

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Yes,when you replace,use the rule-one quarter turn by hand once the canister has spun up to the housing.Instructions say put clean oil on the gasket,but I prefer a smear of Coppaslip-it does not form a varnish on the rubber.
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RE: Oil Filter Won't Budge!

Hey James, just do as the other guys here have mentioned, warm up the engine first, let the oil cool (otherwise it wont be pleasant), and try to use the wrench you bought, i find it helpful to wrap a rag/towel around the filter before i put the wrench around it. If that does not work use a hammer to drive a screw driver in the filter (make sure you have drained the oil first). Drive it in low first in case the filter casing gives, you can jam it in higher the next time.
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RE: Oil Filter Won't Budge!

Hey James, just do as the other guys here have mentioned, warm up the engine first, let the oil cool (otherwise it wont be pleasant), and try to use the wrench you bought, i find it helpful to wrap a rag/towel around the filter before i put the wrench around it. If that does not work use a hammer to drive a screw driver in the filter (make sure you have drained the oil first). Drive it in low first in case the filter casing gives, you can jam it in higher the next time. Use the scredriver to turn the filter.
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RE: Oil Filter Won't Budge!

Mechanics install the filters too tight as well. My 300 SE was always dealer serviced by the p/o (it had only one owner before me) and I had to use the hammer and screwdriver method to remove the filter when I did its first oil change.

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