Getting off A Destroyed Oil Filter on my 'Cuda

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Old 07-05-05, 05:16 PM
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Unhappy Getting off A Destroyed Oil Filter on my 'Cuda

Hi;
Any good suggestions tried & true would be appreciated! My husband destroyed my oil filter on my 'Cuda. It wasn't changed in like 10 years! So its destoyed yet the seal isn't broken so its stuck as am I from going to the Midwest's Largest Old Car Show in Iola, WI. Any ideas"?? He's so mad!! My car is so not going any where!! I'd like this solved anyone that knows the "E-bodies" of the muscle Mopars know ther isn't much room to move around! Help!! Please Reply!! Thank you, Mopar Girl in WI.
 
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Old 07-05-05, 05:18 PM
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big screwdriver

Run a big screwdriver thru both sides and turn.
 
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Old 07-05-05, 08:20 PM
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Or take a chisel and make a small notch in the rim near the block. Then use a punch or screwdriver (or the chisel itself) in the notch and hit it with a hammer.
 
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Old 07-05-05, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by michael van
Run a big screwdriver thru both sides and turn.
I've had to do this when a filter wrench merely squashed the filter on a Plymouth Gran Fury with a 318
It probably hadn't been changed in 5 years or more
It didn't look pretty, and it made a mess, but it worked
 
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Old 07-05-05, 08:59 PM
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Ok, I'll play the trump card now.

Take it to Jiffy Lube just this one time.
 
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Old 07-06-05, 04:28 AM
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On a tow truck!
 
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30+ years ago before I could afford a oil filter wrench [yes I was that poor] I always stuck a screwdriver through the filter so I could loosen it. Works well just messy. If the filter is too mangled for that tow guys suggestion of using a chisel will work great.
 

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