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    knowledge assistance please.

    Need to drop the oil out of my Triumph Storm, I have now purchased 4 filter removal tools. 3 don't fit in the tight area and the cup just slides around on the stupid tight filter.
    Looking for tips and tricks to get this filter loose? I know the old screw driver trick but something inside me says if I put a hole in this filter it still wont budge and i'll be left with an un-ridable bike.
    So help from the smart people needed? Please?
     
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    The screwdriver trick isn't driving a hole through the side of it, too messy and can just shear the filter in half. The screwdriver trick is hitting it where the body of the filter is joined to the base of the filter, the thick part. You hit a little bit of a dent in it so the screwdriver has something to locate into and then you hit it in the correct direction to remove it. That's if you have enough room to access that area.
     
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    I will give it a go! I doubt I will get in there though. There are o2 sensor wires that are tight... chassis. it's the first bike that has made this so tough!
     
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    Fabric belt is an excellent way to do it. Just need something to grip around the body that tightens on the more you pull on it.
     
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    You can get pads for helping to open jars from the cheapo shop, they're a non slip rubber sheet thing. Chuck one of those under your filter wrench, and that might stop it slipping. If you don't have any handy, an old tyre inner tube, or shitloads of rubber bands may also help.

    Next time, grab a filter that you can take off with a regular wrench. Hiflo and K&N filter have them, you take them on and off with a 17mm spanner. Very handy.
     
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    Or you could use that sand paper with glue on the back and put on the inside of the oil filter remover tool.
    Yeah getting to it can be a problem, that's why you don't really don't want to tear it apart with a screwdriver/
     
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    I tried the screwdriver trick to remove a stubborn oil filter before (on a car), and it worked a treat, but yeah, very messy!
     
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    The screwdriver trick works on the oil filter of a Honda CX500.

    When I replace a oil filter, I put some oil on the thread to make removal easier.
     
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    I'd go for the first tool as you can adjust how tight it is with the handle. According to the clearance and how much of the filter is showing other tools might be better. The sixth one seems to grip well and is sturdy. The fifth is a better alternative to big pliers. A well placed self-tapper or two can also give the extra grip required for a slipping wrench. Apparently the later filters are slightly smaller, so the earlier special Triumph tool will slip if you get the wrong one.
     
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    Wow, you nearly have them all there Ron, except this one. I use my Dad's Toyota one on my Yamaha, works great. Screwdriver trick for the Datsun but.

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    The cup one is slipping for @legion so his is the wrong size or the filter has deformed. The ninth tool in the pic works like a cup but the jaws tighten as the socket in the centre turns. It needs a bit more clearance than the strap types though. Same for the second tool.
     
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    Do those come in different sizes, because the ones I tried don't close up enough for the small filters.
     
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    Yes, but the smaller ones aren't as common - hardly curse at all.
     
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    Thanks Ron, I'll keep an eye out for one.
     
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    Triumph haven't really changed a bit. Still using odd parts that no one has a spanner for.

    Try a rag doubled up , trippled up inside the cup that spins on the filter . Make it a tight fit and tap it on the filter with the Hammer .
     
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    OK so... I'm going back to roots here...as getting annoyed now. I am looking at the bike from the front I am removing the filter anti clockwise yeah? There is no magic Triumph law that states fck everyone and lets make these oil filters backwards.
    I really wanted to drop the oil before the black dog ride tomorrow but it looks like I am taking it back into Joe's to ask if they super glued it.
     
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