Mattch5151

Stuck.oil filter cannister

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Hi guys I've seen a thread on this before but no joy. I changed the Oil today on my 2009 2.2 d4d rav 4. Everything fine . I had the Lexus tool for removing or unscrewing the filter. It was on so tight that I sheared the tool. I bought another one from Toyota and using an  11 inch breaker bar sheared that one too. I just replaced the Oil in the end and left old filter in, and replaced filter drain plug o ring. I'm no novice at such jobs but thus is ****ing ridiculous. Any ideas why this would be the case . I even thought are they reverse thread but dont think so. My filter removal tools cost £35 and are both trash now. This has been an expensive lesson  It cant be this difficult can it?. Filter is only 4 months old so not too worried about It but think it will have to go to dealer next time. Never known the like of it.

Cheers

Matt

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That's grim! Why not take it back to the garage who did it 4months ago and let them loosen it off/change it for you?

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Yes I might but happy to leave filter for now,  just wondered if as I have heard if this is a common problem.ive heard the aluminium meeting together can cause a very hard to break seal 

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Really annoyed me though. The how to guide by Anchorman on here brilliant but this nearly finished me!

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I had this problem on wifes petrol 3 door not long ago but managed to get it off using one of those straps attached to my ratchet.

I put the strap as near to the top of the filter as I could get it for extra strength and luckily it came loose, last one I did before this came off by hand.

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Don't know much about these ones but if it's aloy boil a kettle and pour boiling water over it it will most definitely work but when replacing it smear Oil round the oring and threads also don't over tight hope this helps 

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