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Old 04-02-2014, 07:37 PM
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Default Oil filter removal tool for factory 5.7 mopar filter

hey guys, looking for a metal factory fit oem filter removal tool with the 3/8" socket end. can you buy them from the parts place or a supplier for OEM? it has to be metal and fit direct on without slipping. I have a plastic one that Sucks big time and wont even go onto it. mopar makes a different shape end. but its so hard to get a hand on it and turn, impossible!

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I have a 2012 Ram 5.7 hemi. dont know if anything changes with the filters

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I wold purchase an oil filter wrench, available at any auto parts store. The filter on the trucks with 5.7s are in a particular place but it can be accessed with a wrench.
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I got a metal one from Partsource. You might not have those in the US of A. Maybe this one from Autozone is the same..

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ier=153159_0_0_
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the ones i have seen dont fit the head of the mopar filter. the aftermarket heads seem to be ok. so I thought use a factory one that will not slip off
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Take a filter into the stores. That's what I did and got lucky first try. But I don't use the Mopar one. I use the Napa Gold filters. But it worked to take that first filter off no problem and subsequently the Napas ever since..
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you could always use a white K&N oil filter with the nut on the end. easy to get off.
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Dodge cranked the old one on. I had it changed "free" first time. Now, I thought I would be able to get it off this time. NO GO.

so, I either try to jam a screw driver into the side and hammer it off. Ive done that before, but there is little room to do even that. I really need a factory Cap tool that will turn that old bugger off.

After than, I will oil the seal first and hand tighten on (not cranking it on!!!)

I do like K&N filters though. that nut saved me in the past and great filters
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i find that hand tight is not enough on the hemi. i had a leak a few times with just a normal "hand tight". now after i hand tight, i do a little more than a 1/4 turn with a wrench on the K&N filter. that is actually why i started using the K&N.
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Don't forget to buy some aluminum foil while your out. A trick my I picked up from my Pops years ago. Tin foil oil slide. That is unless you want oil all over EVERYTHING.
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I would think that a tool like this is what you need


most Mopar oil filters look like this
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