Oil Filter Bolt


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Oil Filter Bolt

Postby kajunmisfitt » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:29 am



Hello,
I got into trying to change my oil filter and I found that the bolt that is on the oil filter housing was/is all chewed up and I can't even get a pair of vise-grips on it. I really don't want to drill through the head of the bolt never done stuff like that . I don't see changing the oil if I can't change the filter too. And I read on here about using Rotello oil (20W50,10W40,10W30,5W20), what is the correct weight I should use if this is a good oil. Please advise !!



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Re: Oil Filter Bolt

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:40 am

Generally 10-40 but hotter climates 20/50 like AZ in the summer and colder 5-30 like Canada in the winter.

You've got to get it off..get better vise-grips or try a drift and hammer..??? heat?? weld a nut on the end??

I have a couple of replace bolts and cans..$20 plus shipping
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Re: Oil Filter Bolt

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:27 pm

kajunmisfitt wrote:Hello,
I got into trying to change my oil filter and I found that the bolt that is on the oil filter housing was/is all chewed up and I can't even get a pair of vise-grips on it. I really don't want to drill through the head of the bolt never done stuff like that . I don't see changing the oil if I can't change the filter too. And I read on here about using Rotello oil (20W50,10W40,10W30,5W20), what is the correct weight I should use if this is a good oil. Please advise !!


Perhaps welding a nut onto the end might be the best path - I replaced mine for the same reason and it was around $20 for a new one, but I just checked now, and while they are still available new from Honda, they now want $40 for it!

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Re: Oil Filter Bolt

Postby plumbermullins » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:03 pm

use a small clean toothed pipe wrench on the flange of the bolt, there's just enuf of the flange to grab I've done this then replace with emglo filter bolt it has a larger hex head
http://www.jcwhitney.com/emgo-oil-filte ... 116y1982j3
fits all classics
good luck




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