well, its all good. just more than one or two of us that use the same trick to get the things off.madd-dogg11 said:oops. didnt mean to upstage ya by using the correct name. ;D
i just saw the question scrolled down and put my 2 cents
well, there IS a torque specification to the filter, but RARELY is it ever followed...bobthebiker said:for those scenarios where you've got a bike that uber gorrila he man put the filter on, I've found that plumbers pliers work VERY well on the filter. dont be afraid to dent it or crush it a little, its not like you're putting that one back on anyways. I've never had a filter I couldnt conquer like this.
when putting the new one on, hand tight to where it seals it, but isnt IMPOSSIBLE to get off by hand is plenty. theres no need to tighten it to uber gorilla he man tightness.